The package also includes an $800 million cut to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (), a policy incubator that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services uses to test innovative payment approaches.
According to thesent to Congress on May 8, the CHIP cut is comprised of more than $5.1 billion “in amounts made available by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 to supplement the 2017 national allotments to states, including $3.1 billion in unobligated balances available on Oct. 1, 2017, and $2 billion in recoveries as of May 7, 2018.”
A broad coalition of physicians’ organizations and other advocates protested the proposed cuts in ato Congress.
Proposed rescission of budget authority https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/POTUS-Rescission-T...
This Week's Must Reads
Overall survival factor in metastatic ccRCC, Thiery-Vuillemin A et al. Clinical Genitourinary Cancer 2018; 16: e297-e305
High perirenal fat thickness predicts poor progression-free survival in patients with localized ccRCC, Huang H et al. Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations 2018; 36: 157.e1-157.e6
AXL linked to worse outcome of metastatic RCCs treated with sunitinib, Zucca L E et al. Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations 2018: 36; 11.e13-11.e21
Pathologic predictors in lymph node dissection of metastatic RCC, Chipollini J et al. Clinical Genitourinary Cancer 2018; 16: Pages e443-450.
Plated-lymphocyte ratio is correlated with poor prognosis in RCC, Wang Z et al. Clinica Chimica Acta; 2018; 480: 166-72.
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Flat pricing of ibrutinib , Sales revenues at the potential expense of patient safety https://cancerletter.com/articles/20180413_5/
Most oncologists discuss medical marijuana with patients, Braun I et al. J Clin Oncol. 2018 May 10. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.76.1221.
$800M cut proposed for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, Proposed rescission of budget authority https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/POTUS-Rescission-Transmittal-Package-5.8.2018.pdf
Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers required for billing by 2019, New Medicare cards https://www.cms.gov/medicare/new-medicare-card/nmc-home.html
Trump administration unveils drug pricing initiative, American Patients First https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/AmericanPatientsFirst.pdf