CAR T-cell Therapy: An Update on Coverage and Reimbursement
ASH continues to advocate for adequate coverage and reimbursement for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy. In early August, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized policies impacting both reimbursement of and coverage for CAR-T therapy. The final Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule, published on August 2, and the final Decision Memo for CAR T-cell Therapy for Cancers, issued August 7.
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.