Upcoming Conferences 

CSRO 2019 Fellows Conference
February 9, 2019
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
San Francisco, CA
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 

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.
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.
CSRO Submits IPI Comments Prior to commenting on the proposed International Pricing Index Model (IPI) for Part B drugs, CSRO leadership met with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to convey rheumatology's perspective.
CSRO Talks Accumulator Adjustment Programs at CBI Summit Accumulator Adjustment Programs have become an increasingly prevalent issue since CSRO was first made aware of them in late 2017. Since then, the programs have been progressively crossing over from the employer to commercial space.
Hospitals Beginning To Practice Non-Medical Switching CSRO has been fielding reports from physicians around the states who have found that their patients are no longer able to access their prescribed treatment. Some hospital systems are no longer carrying biologic originator products, meaning that patients must find an alternative site of care.

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.