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November 23, 2020
National

Washington, D.C. —The Trump administration issued a interim final rule Friday that would significantly change how Medicare pays for certain prescription drugs. The “Most Favored Nation” policy would tie Medicare drug reimbursement for certain drugs to that of prices paid in select foreign countries. A statement from the American Cancer

November 16, 2020
National

As millions of seniors and other enrollees select their 2021 Medicare health benefits during annual open enrollment, a new report details just how confusing the program’s appeals process can be should a patient need to appeal a claim denial for health care services or prescription drugs.

November 12, 2020
National

According to an article published this week in JAMA Oncology , nearly 1 in 5 cancer patients surveyed said the pandemic would make them less likely to enroll in a trial. The top reason given for not enrolling is fear of COVID-19 exposure.

November 10, 2020
National

Today the U.S. Senate released its FY 2021 spending bill that includes a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including a $282 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The proposal also includes the Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act.

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