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CSRO attends National Conference of State Legislatures

Posted: August 6, 2018

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Each year state legislators from across the country congregate to discuss innovative solutions that can be implemented to solve problems faced in common by various state legislatures. The event serves as an important educational forum for state lawmakers that can learn more about problems their constituents are facing and potential fixes.

Each year CSRO participates in this conference as an exhibitor with a number of other specialty groups as “Physicians Advocating for Patients.” CSRO is afforded the opportunity to educate a diverse array lawmakers about the unique concerns associated with patients suffering from chronic illnesses, and our proposals to fix associated issues. This year CSRO focused on speaking with lawmakers in states that had not yet addressed some of the various utilization management techniques implemented by health plans, and raising further awareness about the PBM problem.

Among these issues, CSRO made a point of raising awareness about the expansion of accumulator adjustment programs by PBMs. To date, no state has offered a solution that maintains continuity of care for stable patients, and CSRO was able to start a conversation among a broad number of policymakers that will allow for further scrutiny of these practices moving forward.