The US Oncology Network Supports Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act
- September 22, 2016
|The US Oncology Network sent a letter to Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) expressing support for the Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act (H.R. 5721), legislation that changes the process Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) use to make local coverage decisions that can limit or deny patients’ access to care.
Specifically, the bill would:
The Network also joined the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Amputee Coalition, and College of American Pathologists in urging lawmakers to cosponsor the legislation to improve Medicare’s coverage process and ensure that patients can benefit from medical innovation.
To read the USON letter to Representatives Jenkins and Kind, CLICK HERE.
To read the group letter on H.R. 5721, CLICK HERE.