Upcoming Conferences 

2019 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium
April 5 - 7, 2019
Sheraton Grand Chicago
Chicago, IL
2019 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology East
May 2 - 5, 2019
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Destin, FL
Eighth Congress of the International BioIron Society
May 5 - 10, 2019
EMBL Advanced Training Centre
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
CSRO 2019 State Society Advocacy Conference
September 13 - 14, 2019
Westin Chicago O'Hare
Rosemont, IL
2019 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology West
September 26 - 29, 2019

San Diego, CA
ACR 2019 Annual Meeting
November 8 - 13, 2019

Atlanta, GA

Latest News 

The CSRO Holds Fellows Conference with Record Attendance On February 9, 2019, the CSRO held its annual Fellows Conference in San Francisco, complete with a number of presentations on topics that surround today’s Rheumatologist.
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Indiana Demands Policy Against Forced Medication Switches Non-medical switching is a strategy used by health plans to reduce expenses by switching the prescription for a stable patient to a “preferred” drug — for reasons unrelated to the patients’ well-being and in some cases without warning.
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Illinois Non-Medical Switching Law in Effect A new law in Illinois ensures that commercial health plans deliver on policies they market and sell to Illinoisans. Prior to January 1st of this year, insurers in Illinois could change prescription drug coverage on a patient at any point during the year, and while patients were still locked into their plan. This practice is referred to as “non-medical switching” and can have serious negative health effects for patients.
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PBMs and New Approaches to Drug Pricing in 2019 Without a doubt, lowering list-prices for prescription drugs was a national focus in 2018. Coupled with numerous advocacy organizations bringing increased awareness to Pharmacy Benefit Managers’ (PBMs) unfair practices, and their effect on drug prices, several reforms have sparked across the U.S. and are expected to increase in intensity in 2019.
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CSRO Policy Update, January 2019, Issue 8 As the new year begins, I would like to reflect on the tremendous organizational successes that CSRO achieved in 2018. Over the past couple of years, CSRO made a commitment to deepening its ties with the societies it represents, and its allied patient and provider organizations. This year CSRO traveled to 20 state society meetings to bring increased awareness to the issues impacting practicing rheumatologists and patients in the U.S.
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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.