Upcoming Conferences 

New Mexico Rheumatic Disease Society Annual Regional Conference
May 4 - 6, 2018
La Fonda Hotel
Santa Fe, NM
BIO International Convention
June 4 - 7, 2018
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Boston, MA
Federal Advocacy Fly-In
July 16 - 18, 2018
Liaison Hotel
Washington, DC
National Conference of State Legislators Legislative Summit
July 30 - August 2, 2018
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
CSRO 2018 State Society Advocacy Conference
September 15, 2018
Westin O'Hare
Rosemont, IL

Latest News 

Michigan Enacts Biosimilar Substitution Measure In late February, Michigan enacted a biosimilar substitution law that promises to improve uptake of biosimilars, while maintaining appropriate patient protections by requiring notification of substitutions to prescribers.
New Mexico Legislature Send Step-Therapy Reform to Governor’s Desk The New Mexico state legislature overwhelmingly approved SB 11, a bill that promises to reform the use of step-therapy protocols by insurers.
CSRO Nominee Selected for CMS Technical Expert Panel The CSRO is pleased to announce that its nominee, Kent “Kwas” Huston, MD, from the Kansas City Physicians Partners, has been selected to serve on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Technical Expert Panel (TEP).
CSRO & Allies Talk Utilization Management in Albany On Tuesday, January 16th CSRO staff joined allies in Albany, New York to educate lawmakers on utilization management, and pending legislation that promises to improve patient access and continuity of care.
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.

Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations. The Coalition of State Rheumatology Organization (CSRO)
is comprised of over 40 state and regional professional rheumatology societies whose mission is to advocate for excellence in the field of rheumatology, ensuring access to the highest quality care for the management of rheumatologic and musculoskeletal disease.