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CSRO Presents at the Patient and Health Advocacy Bio Summit

Dr. Madelaine Feldman traveled to Washington D.C. recently to attend the Patient and Health Advocacy Bio Summit.

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CSRO and Allies Submit Comments to Anthem on Utilization Management Changes for Osteoarthritis Patients

As patient and physician advocates, the Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations (CSRO) actively monitors changes that affect physician’s ability to effectively treat their patients and operate their practices.

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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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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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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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CSRO Policy Update, April 2017, Issue 5

In this issue: President’s Message; States Stride Toward Addressing; Patient Access Legislation; State Maps on Step Therapy & Biosimilars; Fellows Assemble in San Francisco to Prepare for Next Step; The Alliance for Transparent & Affordable Prescriptions; The Rebate System; ARA: CSRO Vice President Presents on PBMs and the Rebate System; CSRO discusses Biosimilars, Drug Pricing, and PBMs with CRA; CSRO Promotes Advocacy at 2017 CCR Conference; CSRO Participates in 2nd Annual National Policy & Advocacy Summit; Save the Date

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ARA: CSRO Vice President Presents on PBMs and the Rebate System

The CSRO is pleased to report that CSRO Vice President Madeleine Feldman, MD, FACR, presented at the Arkansas Rheumatology Association, giving attendees an inside look at rising drug prices and the hidden rebate system controlled by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).

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Formulary Changes Hurt the Patients Most

Rheumatologists are at the forefront of innovative treatments for patients with complex autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

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