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ASTCT ADVOCACY STATEMENTS

ASTCT regularly issues policy statements on a wide range of topics regarding bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapy. Click here to view webinars and other resources related to coverage, coding, billing, and reimbursement.

Joint Statements

2022 Joint ASTCT, EBMT, WBMT Statement Regarding Ukraine

IPPS Prospective Payment System (IPPS)

2023

FY 2024 IPPS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2022

FY 2023 IPPS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

FY 2023 IPPS Proposed Rule Executive Summary

2021 - FY 2022 IPPS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2019 - FY 2020 IPPS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2018 - FY 2019 IPPS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2017 FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule Comment Letter


Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Hospital Outpatient Panel (HOP) Presentations

2023 - CY 2024 OPPS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2022 - CY 2023 OPPS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2021 CY 2022 OPPS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2020 CY 2021 OPPS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2019

CY 2020 OPPS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2019 HOP Panel Request to Recognize Category III CAR-T CPT Codes

2018

CY 2019 OPPS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2018 HOP Panel Request to Recognize Category III CAR-T CPT Codes

2017 -CY 2018 OPPS Proposed Rule Comment Letter


Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Payment System

2023

CY 2024 MPFS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

CY 2024 MPFS - Dental Coverage Recommendations

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2022 CY 2023 MPFS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2021 CY 2022 MPFS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2019 - CY 2020 MPFS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2018 - CY 2019 MPFS Proposed Rule Comment Letter

2017 - CY 2018 MPFS Proposed Rule Comment Letter


CAR-T National Coverage Analysis

2019

Letter to CMS on CAR-T Access Issues

CAR-T Proposed National Coverage Decision Comment Letter

2018

CAR-T MedCAC Meeting Comment Letter

CAR-T National Coverage Analysis Comment Letter


CPT/HCPCS/ICD-10 Coding Advocacy

2023 - ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Comment Letter

2022 - ICD-10-PCS Comment Letter 

2021 - ICD-10-PCS Procedure Comment Letter

2020

ICD-10-PCS Procedure Comment Letter

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Comment Letter

Comments on CAR-T ICD 10 PCS Codes

2019

ICD-10-CM CRS Diagnosis Code Request

HCPCS CAR-T Q Code Statement

2018

Letter Requesting ICD-10 C&M Committee to Release CAR-T CRS and ICANS Codes

Request to CMS to Create New T-Cell Depleted Transplant ICD-10-PCS Code

Comment Letter to the HCPCS Committee on CAR-T Code Descriptions

Request to Discuss HCPCS Q2041 at the May Public Meeting

2017 - Interim CAR-T ICD-10-PCS Coding Guidance Request


Other Letters

2024

ASTCT Comments on Senate HELP Gene Therapy

HSCT for MDS Joint Committee Letter

2023

ASTCT Comment on FDA Draft Guidance on GVHD Drugs

Medicare FY 2025 IPPS DRG Modification Request Letter

ASTCT Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

ASTCT Comments on EC and Senate Finance RFI Drug Shortages

ASH, ASTCT, NMDP, CIBMTR and BMT CTN Comments on HSCT for MDS NCA

Medicare Prior Authorization Comment Letter

2022

ASTCT Cost Reporting Instruction Comments

ASTCT, NMDP/Be the Match - FDA Fludarabine Letter

ASTCT - ASH Comment letter on Lymphoma LCD

House Letter: Immunocompromised & COVID-19 Relief Funds

Senate Letter: Immunocompromised & COVID-19 Relief Funds

Joint Letter to Congressional Leadership: Telehealth Flexibilities

Comment Letter to CMS Regarding Split/Shared Evaluation and Management for E/M Visits

Medicare Advantage RFI Response

CY 2023 Medicare Advantage Proposed Rule Comment Letter

Health Future Task Force RFI Response

Comment Letter Regarding the Paperwork Reduction Act Revision of the Hospital and Health Care Complex Cost Report

2021

ASTCT, CIBMTR, NMDP/Be the Match Joint Revaccination Letter to CDC

Palliative Care Act Letter of Support

Vaccine Allocation Letter to CDC

2020

Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology Comment Letter

Physician Fee Schedule Comment Letter

2019 - Formal Request to CMS on CAR-T Reimbursement Options for FY 2021

2018 - Joint Formal Request to CMS on Coverage and Payment Policies on CAR-T for FY 2020

2017

Formal Request to CMS on CAR-T Payment Policy Options for FY 2019

Letter to CMS to Explore Use of CMMI Authority to Improve CAR-T Reimbursement

Letter to CMS on Exploring New Payment Models for CAR-T


Briefings

2018 CAR T Journalist Briefing