2018 ASH Advocacy Activities
ASH continues to increase its efforts to expand and enhance the Society’s reach. NIH funding, efforts to ensure patient access to drugs, and sickle cell disease were top priorities on ASH’s advocacy agenda in 2018.
2018 ASH Advocacy Efforts Related to Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait
ASH continues to invest in and explore the important actions needed to make a significant difference in sickle cell disease (SCD) access to care, research, and global issues. Learn about the major advocacy-related initiatives undertaken by ASH in 2018.
2018 ASH Advocacy Efforts to Ensure Patient Access to Care
In 2018, ASH worked to ensure patient access to care through a number of methods including ensuring drug access, pain management-related issues, and the Affordable Care Act.
2018 Physician Payment Advocacy Highlights
In 2018, ASH commented on numerous rules and regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which impact physician payment. ASH is actively involved in various advisory committees and also continues to engage with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.