American Society of Hematology

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) leads the world in promoting and supporting clinical and scientific hematology research through its many innovative award programs, meetings, publications, and advocacy efforts.

Blood

Blood is the official journal of the American Society of Hematology and the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field. It is published weekly every Thursday, except for the last week in December, in addition to the ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts issue in November.

Research Programs and Awards

Explore programs offered by ASH to support clinical and scientific hematology research

Hematology Research Agenda

ASH's strategic plan highlighting the importance of placing hematology as a top funding priority in the healthcare community

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  • Medicare’s Inpatient Proposed Rule and What it Means for Hematology

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual set of proposals governing payments for services provided to patients admitted to the hospital, commonly referred to as the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS). ASH explores how this will affect hematologists.

  • ASH Pleads for Payment Innovation in Rare Diseases Such As Sickle Cell Disease

    As part of the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) multifaceted initiative to address the burden of sickle cell disease, ASH is in the process of working with stakeholders to improve access to care for individuals with sickle cell disease.  Included in this effort is

  • Medicare Proposes Radical Experiment in Drug Payment Policy

    On March 8, 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a new experiment in payment rates for physician-administered drugs such as chemotherapy. This plan would change the current formula for drug payment so that payments for expensive drugs are reduced in certain areas of the country. In a second phase, CMS would be able to adopt certain tools to further adjust pricing for drugs.

  • ASH Submits Comments to NHLBI on its Draft Strategic Research Priorities

    ASH submitted comments to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) on its recently released draft strategic research priorities that will inform the Institute’s policy and funding decisions for the next several years. 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 ASH Scientific Committees.

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