Health Policy Reports

Biweekly newsletter of stories impacting community cancer care.

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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Health Policy Report – Dec. 12, 2023

The US Oncology Network PAC Hosts New York Oncology Hematology for a Breakfast with Rep. Paul Tonko in Albany On Friday, December 8, The US Oncology Network PAC hosted New York Oncology Hematology (NYOH) for a one-hour breakfast fundraiser supporting local representative Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) in Albany, New York. During the one-hour event, NYOH…

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Health Policy Report – Nov. 28, 2023

In A New Op-Ed, Dr. Jamal Misleh Urges States to Take Action on White Bagging MandatesDr. Jamal Misleh, hematologist-oncologist and Practice President at Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants, recently penned an op-ed in MedCity News urging state legislators to restrict the use of white bagging mandates.  In the piece, Dr. Misleh shared his experience treating a…

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Health Policy Report – Nov. 15, 2023

Rep. Jodey Arrington Speaks at The US Oncology Network’s National Policy Board Meeting House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington participated in a fireside chat with Dr. Debra Patt, MD, PhD, MBA of Texas Oncology and Ben Jones, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy, during The Network’s Fall National Policy Board Leadership Meeting in…

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Health Policy Report – Oct. 31, 2023

The US Oncology Network Hosts Fly-In On Thursday, October 19th, The US Oncology Network physicians met with key lawmakers in Washington, D.C., including members of the House Energy & Commerce, Ways & Means, and Education & the Workforce Committees, to advocate on behalf of community oncology. Specifically, Network advocates met with House Energy & Commerce…

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Health Policy Report – Oct. 17, 2023

As House Decides on Speaker, Experts Analyze Health Care Implications Following the removal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as House speaker on Tuesday, October 2, the House of Representatives continues to face key questions about its direction moving forward. Republicans formally chose Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), Republican majority leader, as their nominee for Speaker in…

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Health Policy Report – Oct. 3, 2023

CMMI Director Liz Fowler Visits Texas Oncology San Antonio Starting July 1, 2023, 12 oncology practices across the U.S. with more than 1,000 physicians — including Texas Oncology — started implementing the Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM) developed by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This latest step in value-based oncology care builds on…

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Health Policy Report – Sept. 19, 2023

The Network Comments on CMS Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rules The Network submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rules on September 11. In its comments on the PFS proposed rule,…

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