Take Action to Oppose Cuts the the ASP! Send a Message to Your Representative Today!

23 Sep 2011 12:52 PM | Lori Aubrey (Administrator)
As you know, the so-called “Super Committee” that was established by the debt ceiling has been charged with identifying measures that will reduce the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next ten years. They have now begun their work and Medicare seems to be a focus of their cost savings efforts.  A cut to the average sales price (ASP) continues to be identified as a possibility, reducing reimbursement from 106% to 104% of ASP, or even lower.

Right now, Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Rep Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) are circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter asking their fellow Representatives to oppose any potential cuts to ASP by signing onto the letter to the Super Committee.

Please contact your Representative and ask them to support cancer care in their district, their constituents, and you, by signing the letter opposing cuts to ASP. By entering in your zip code, you will be brought to pre-drafted message for you to personalize. It will only take a minute to let your Representative know how these cuts would affect your practice.

ASCO is working tirelessly to stop these cuts, and will need your help over the next six weeks. We will be calling on you to take action often and through a variety of channels.

Regular updates on the situation will be provided on ASCO's Policy News Website, ASCO in Action. Also, if you have not signed up to receive alerts from the ACT Network, sign up today! ASCO will be sending action alerts and other news to those who have subscribed and indicated their interest in fair and stable reimbursement.

If you have any questions, please contactgrassroots@asco.org.

NNECOS offers a complete listing of congressional contacts on our website.


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Telephone (603) 887-1948

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