On March 31, 2015, the latest stop-gap patch of the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula will expire.
Latest Legislation & Advocacy News
FDA Approves First Biosimilar
- On March 6, 2015, FDA approved the first biosimilar: Zarxio, a copy of Neupogen (filgrastim).
Supreme Court Ruling Affects How State Licensing Board Operate
- Late last month the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission case which could change how state licensing boards operate across the country.
Provision in New York Legislation Could Adversely Affect Office-Based Surgery Practices
- In a letter to the New York Senate Finance Committee and the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, ASPS voiced its opposition with a portion of the state’s budget bill which would have a significant impact on office-based surgery (OBS) facilities.
Mastectomy Coverage Bills Trending
- In both Maine and Massachusetts, ASPS has seen legislation that would mandate certain coverage for breast cancer patients.