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  • Summary of 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

    The 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule proposes payment rates and related policies.  The ASH summary focuses on issues of interest to hematologists, including potential future payment changes to chemotherapy, changes to the ASH performance measures used in PQRS, and changes to way local coverage determinations are made for laboratory tests.

  • ASH Committee on Practice Visits Congress to Discuss Access to Specialty Tier Drugs and Medicare Payment

    Following its May 19 meeting in Washington, DC, the ASH Committee on Practice visited more than thirty congressional offices to advocate for patient access to affordable drugs, as well as for repeal of the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and reform of Medicare payment for physician services.

  • NIH Announces Updated Policy for Application Submission

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) yesterday announced that its resubmission policy has changed. Effective immediately, researchers whose grant applications are unsuccessful may submit the same idea as a new and unassociated application for the next appropriate due date.

  • ASH Committee on Government Affairs Visits Congress to Discuss Research Funding and Oral Chemotherapy Parity

    Following its April 8 meeting in Washington, DC, the ASH Committee on Government Affairs visited nearly 40 congressional offices on April 9 to explain to Members of Congress and their staff the impact that cuts in funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has on research to find cures and treatments for patients with serious hematologic diseases and the need to continue to support and invest in federal biomedical research funding.

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  • ASH and AMC Announce Collaboration on New Clinical News Magazine to Serve the Hematology Community and Beyond


    The American Society of Hematology (ASH) and American Medical Communications (AMC) have announced plans to launch a monthly news magazine later this year to serve the hematology and oncology communities. ASH Clinical News  will report on the latest updates in the field, policy issues affecting the science and practice of hematology, and Society news. The publication will also provide tools and resources to help clinicians with quality and performance improvement, patient education, and the economics of running a practice.


  • ASH Contributes to New Report Highlighting Devastating Impact of Deep Budget Cuts on Biomedical Research

    A new report released today and supported by the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to the causes and treatments of blood disorders, details the dire consequences of recent deep budget cuts to federal health programs, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that continue to halt biomedical research progress and threaten the health and safety of Americans.


  • Gut Bacteria Predict Survival After Stem Cell Transplant, Study Shows

    New research published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), suggests that the diversity of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract of patients receiving stem cell transplants may be an important predictor of their post-transplant survival.

  • Statement from ASH President Linda J. Burns, MD, on FY2015 Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

    As the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, many of ASH's more than 15,000 members heavily rely on funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct cutting-edge research that results in cures and better treatments for millions of patients with blood diseases and cancer around the world. This week’s proposal from the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee to provide $30.45 billion to NIH in fiscal year (FY) 2015 represents an encouraging step toward rebuilding important biomedical research programs after years of flat funding and devastating sequestration-related cuts.

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