Health Policy Updates

Alerts and links on late-breaking news impacting community cancer care
The US Oncology Network Welcomes the 118th Congress
January 31, 2023

The US Oncology Network Welcomes the 118th Congress

During the week of January 23, The US Oncology Network Federal Government Relations team returned to the fully re-opened House office buildings on Capitol Hill to meet with members of the 118th Congress.

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Legislation Addressing 2023 Medicare Payment Cuts Signed into Law
December 29, 2022

Legislation Addressing 2023 Medicare Payment Cuts Signed into Law

The law will fund the federal government through September 30, 2023 and mitigate scheduled Medicare payment cuts.

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CMS Issues MA and Part D Proposed Rule for 2024
December 14, 2022

CMS Issues MA and Part D Proposed Rule for 2024

Among other policy proposals, the rule includes several proposed changes to utilization management programs in MA and greater flexibility to make changes to approved Part D formularies.

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CMS Releases 2023 Medicare Payment Final Rules
November 11, 2022

CMS Releases 2023 Medicare Payment Final Rules

On November 11, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules for the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS). 

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President Biden Signs Executive Order on Lowering Prescription Drug Costs
October 14, 2022

President Biden Signs Executive Order on Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

Order directs HHS to leverage the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to further drive down prescription drug costs

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CMS Proposes Action on DIR Fees
January 7, 2022

CMS Proposes Action on DIR Fees

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