Advocacy Archive

ASBMT is working on your behalf in Washington, DC to address the policy issues that are important to you. Below is an archive of news articles and columns covering ASBMT's recent advocacy activity.  


Helpful Coding Links  


Visit ASBMT's Coding and Reimbursement page for . . .

Care Management Visits, Codes and Appropriate Billing  

CAR-T Coding and Reimbursement webinar 

Information about the ICD-10-PCS code for CAR T that will go into effect on October 1, 2017

and more . . . click here.  

Latest Press Releases & Announcements 

Dec. 2017 - The new hematopoietic cell transplantation and cellular therapy specialty code is C9.  

Nov. 2, 2017 - ASBMT sent two letters to CMS: a Request for New MS-DRGs for CAR-T Therapy for FY 2019 and a Request for CMS to Invoke CMMI Authority for CAR-T Drug Reimbursement for Medicare and Medicaid Patients

Oct. 30 2017 - new resourceCAR-T Coding Guidance Document

WEBINAR Nov. 2: on CAR-T Coding and Reimbursement 

ASBMT Goes to Washington! - September 2017 

ASBMT Opposes the Graham-Cassidy Proposal - September 20, 2017 

In September, the ASBMT sent three letters of importance to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on CAR-T reimbursement, OPPS and PFS.

In June 2017, our team worked together to coordinate a response to the latest proposed Medicare inpatient rule changes, yielding a 12-page response that covered financial issues critical for our Society, ranging from potentially decreased inpatient reimbursement to impacts on emerging T cell immunotherapies.  

ASBMT Urges Senate to Revise ACHA - Ensure Access to Care - May 2017 

ASBMT Comment Letter on the ICD-10 coding proposal regarding Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell therapy (CAR-T) - April 2017 

ASBMT Statements on American Health Care Act and Proposed NIH Budget Cuts  - released March 17 and 23, 2017

ASBMT Official Statement Opposing Executive Order on Immigration - released Jan. 30, 2017