Advocacy Statements

ASTCT Advocacy Statements

ASTCT regularly issues policy statements on a wide range of topics regarding bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapy.

IPPS Prospective Payment System (IPPS)

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

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

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

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

2021

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