Health Policy Reports

Biweekly newsletter of stories impacting community cancer care.

Health Policy Report – May 14, 2024

UnitedHealth Group CEO Appears Before Congress to Discuss Change Healthcare Cyberattack On May 1, UnitedHealth Group (UHG) CEO Andrew Witty faced bipartisan criticism of his handling of the ransomware attack on Change Healthcare during his testimony before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. During the Senate…

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Health Policy Report – April 30, 2024

Dr. Mark T. Fleming Pens LTE In Response to Op-Ed by Former HHS Secretaries on Site Neutral Payment ReformDr. Mark T. Fleming, Chair of The Network’s National Policy Board, recently penned a letter to the editor (LTE) in STAT News on the need for Congress to finish the job on site neutral payment reform. The…

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Health Policy Report – April 16, 2024

Texas Oncology – San Antonio Hosts Site Visit with Representative Greg Casar  On Wednesday, April 3, Texas Oncology – San Antonio, hosted Representative Greg Casar (D-TX) for a site visit at their downtown practice. During the one-hour tour led by Dr. Allyson Harroff, Regional Medical Director, Brenda Elmendorf, Practice Administrator, Natasha Pacilio-Kidder, Nurse Manager, Becky…

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Health Policy Report – April 2, 2024

Dr. Timothy Murphy of RMCC Publishes Letter to the Editor as Colorado House Passes Bill to Restrict White Bagging Mandates On March 25, the Colorado House of Representatives passed HB 24-1010, which would prohibit white bagging mandates for patients with chronic, complex, rare, or life-threatening medical conditions. “Health care decisions should be based on the…

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Health Policy Report – March 19, 2024

Texas Oncology Hosts State Senator Brandon Creighton for Site Visit Texas Oncology recently welcomed Texas State Senator Brandon Creighton for a site visit at The Woodlands location near Houston. This event, held on February 28th, was led by Texas Oncology’s medical and administrative personnel, including Dr. Christine Lee, Dr. Paula Ryan, Dr. Kruti Nair, Dr….

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Health Policy Report – March 5, 2024

Dr. Marcus Neubauer Pens Op-Ed Urging Action on Hospital Consolidation In a recent op-ed in MedPage Today, Dr. Marcus Neubauer, Chief Medical Officer of The US Oncology Network, outlined the negative impact that hospital consolidation has on independent medicine and patient access to care. Dr. Neubauer notes that over the last 25 years, hospital mergers…

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Health Policy Report – February 20, 2024

In New Op-Ed, Dr. Les Busby Urges Lawmakers to Address White Bagging Mandates Dr. Les Busby of Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers (RMCC) recently authored an op-ed in Colorado Politics illustrating how white bagging mandates are causing dangerous delays in treatment for Coloradans battling cancer. In the piece, Dr. Busby outlined how on-site drug inventories allow…

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Health Policy Report – February 6, 2024

Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX) Visits Texas Oncology Mesquite On February 1, Texas Oncology hosted Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX) for a site visit at their Mesquite practice.  Dr. Sreeni Chittoor, joined by Drs. Naveed Cheema, Shiela Haffar, David Yin, and Zainab Ilahi as well as Practice Administrator Mary West, Practice Manager David De La Rosa, Executive…

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Health Policy Report – January 23, 2024

The Network Meets with Congressional Staff on MID Home Delivery On Wednesday, January 17, Dr. Debra Patt and Dr. Gury Doshi of Texas Oncology along with The US Oncology Network Federal Government Relations team met with staff of Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX) and Rep. Colin Allred’s (D-TX) office to discuss the importance of patients receiving…

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Health Policy Report – January 9, 2024

The Network Submits Comments to HHS/ONC on Information Blocking Disincentives Proposed Rule On Tuesday, January 2, The Network submitted comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its proposed rule, entitled “21st Century Cures Act: Establishment of Disincentives for Health…

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