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  • DEA Eliminates Grace Period for Registration Renewal Dec 21, 2016

    Through a notice on its website, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced significant changes to its registration renewal process. Effective January 1, 2017, the DEA is eliminating the informal grace period which the agency has previously allowed for registrants to renew their registrations. 

  • CMS Announces End to Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model Dec 20, 2016

    On December 15, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the cancellation of Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model.  CMS initially proposed the demonstration on March 8, 2016 to test new models in how physician-administered drugs are paid under the Medicare program.

  • NHLBI Small Business Innovation Research Funding Opportunity Fosters Production of Blood Cells From Stem Cells Nov 23, 2016

    ASH is pleased to see the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) continuous support (RFA-HL-15-030) for the development of improved techniques to enhance the production of clinically relevant, functional stem cell-derived red blood cells or platelets.

  • 2016 ASH Advocacy Efforts Related to Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait Nov 17, 2016

    The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is committed to addressing the burden of sickle cell disease (SCD) and is undertaking a multifaceted initiative to improve outcomes for individuals with the disease, both in the United States and globally.

  • 2016 Physician Payment Advocacy Highlights Nov 17, 2016

    A list of the highlights from ASH's 2016 advocacy campaigns focused on Physician Payment.

  • 2016 ASH Advocacy Efforts to Ensure Access to Safe and Effective Hematologic Drugs Nov 17, 2016

    During 2016 ASH increased our advocacy efforts to ensure patients have access to safe hematologic drugs.

  • 2016 Research Advocacy Highlights Nov 17, 2016

    During 2016, ASH has continued to be one of the most visible advocates for federal support of biomedical research and funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and took the following actions.

  • ASH Submits Recommendation to NIGMS on Research Resources for the Biomedical Community Nov 17, 2016

    ASH recently submitted comments to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in response to a Request for Information on The Need for and Support of Research Resources for the Biomedical Research Community. ASH’s comments were developed based on the “ASH Agenda for Hematology Research” and input from members of the ASH Committee on Scientific Affairs and the ASH Scientific Committees. The Society’s recommendations call for dedicated funding and educational resources for advanced computational and biostatistical methods that will be crucial in accelerating progress in hematology research. ASH’s comments specifically mentioned genetics, epigenetics, gene therapies, immunotherapy, stem cell and regenerative medicine as areas that could benefit from these efforts.

  • MACRA Final Rule Summary Nov 15, 2016

    On October 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), signed into law on April 16, 2015. This summary looks at the MACRA Final Rule and the implications of it.

  • ASH Comments on MACRA Final Rule Oct 19, 2016

    On October 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule outlining the new payment system for Medicare clinicians, implementing the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) payment provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), collectively called the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

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