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CSRO Presents on PBMs at the Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs Conference

CSRO Vice President, Dr. Madelaine Feldman recently presented on Pharmacy Benefit Managers and utilization management tools at the Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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CSRO & FSR Discuss Utilization Management in Tallahassee

On Tuesday, December 5th, CSRO hosted a reception for Florida legislators in partnership with the Florida Society of Rheumatology (FSR). An array of stakeholders including patients and physicians met and spoke with legislators that are deeply invested in CSRO and FSR’s shared priorities.

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CSRO Opposes Efforts to Establish a National Benchmark Plan Standard for Prescription Drugs

The CSRO has submitted comments to CMS expressing concerns with their intent to establish a national benchmark plan standard for prescription drugs in future years.

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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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