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CSRO Delivers Testimony on Utah Step Therapy

On September 20, 2017, Dr. Joshua Stolow traveled to Utah to testify on the necessity of patient protection legislation addressing step therapy protocols.

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CSRO Submits Comments to CMS on Proposed Revisions for 2018

As patient and physician advocates, the CSRO actively monitors regulatory changes that affect physician’s ability to effectively treat their patients and operate their practices. As such, the CSRO took note of and discussed revisions proposed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 2018.

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Legal Challenges to Nevada Drug Transparency Law Forecast Future Hurdles for Lawmakers

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a landmark drug transparency law in June that focuses on diabetes drug manufacturers and their intermediaries more broadly.

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Help Patients Affected by Hurricane Harvey

In the aftermath of the natural disaster that has devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana, CSRO is concerned for patients that have been displaced and had their treatments and medical services interrupted. Whether you and your loved ones have been directly affected by Harvey or not, there are actions you can take to help ensure Texas and Louisiana patients don’t suffer negative health outcomes.

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Escalating Cost of Prescription Drugs Facilitated by Lack of Transparency

The expansive list of actors involved in delivering prescription drugs to patients substantially inhibits patients from making fully informed treatment and purchasing decisions.

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Patient Rights Report Fingers Insurer Practices as Impediment to Patient Access

The Doctor-Patient Rights Project recently released a new study concerning barriers to healthcare access for patients. Titled: Not What the Doctor Ordered, the report focuses on how intrusions by insurers in the patient –physician relationship have forced many patients to forgo the treatments they need.

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Step-Therapy Legislation Nears Effective Enrollment Date in Texas

Patients and physicians in Texas won a major victory against the step-therapy protocols instituted by insurance companies this spring with the passage of Senate Bill 680.

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CSRO Submits Comments in Response to 2018 QPP Proposed Rule

The Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations (CSRO) and several state societies submitted comments to CMS today in response to the CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program.

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Lawsuits Target Pharmacies Over Prescription Drug Costs

As patients, providers, and politicians alike look for answers to the soaring cost of prescription drugs, some patients have taken matters into their own hands. A series of lawsuits have popped up across the country targeting pharmacies and their relationship to pharmacy benefit managers.

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FDA Creates Pathway for Interchangeable Biologics

The FDA has released its highly anticipated but long delayed interchangeability guidelines, and the market seems primed for new developments.

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