Reimbursement and Health Policy

What happens in Washington influences biotechnology progress every bit as much as what happens on Wall Street or in the lab.

Has a member of your family been vaccinated against hepatitis B? Do you know someone who has diabetes? Has anyone in your family had heart disease?

Providers and policy makers must collectively address the profound effect the red-tape hassle can have on the practice of oncology.

The Medicare conference agreement conforms closely to BIO's principles, and the association urges Congress to act quickly and send the bill to the White House for the president's signature.

October 1 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposed rule regarding payment policies under the physician fee schedule (PFS) and other revisions to Part B for calendar year (CY) 2011 (the "Proposed Rule").
September 2 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee’s (MEDCAC’s) charter, which were released on August 1, 2014.
September 2 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) proposed rule regarding payment policies under the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment published in the Federal Register on July 11, 2014 (the “Proposed Rule”).
September 2 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) proposed rule regarding payment policies under the physician fee schedule (PFS), clinical laboratory fee schedule, and other revisions to Part B for calendar year (CY) 2015 (the “Proposed Rule”).
September 2 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule regarding payment policies under the calendar year (CY) 2015 hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS), published in the Federal Register on July 14, 2014 (the "Proposed Rule").
May 29 2014
Many participating hospitals appear to be deviating from the program’s original intent by leveraging 340B discounts for financial gain, rather than improving patient access
March 11 2014
BIO commended the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for announcing their decision to halt movement on several proposals in their Medicare Part D draft rule.
March 6 2012
BIO applauded the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s passage of the Medicare Decisions Accountability Act, H.R. 452, which would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) established in the health care reform law.
April 19 2011
Democratic and Republican party leaders and strategists will share their differing perspectives in a keynote panel, titled "The Future of Healthcare Reform," during a Keynote Luncheon at the 2011 BIO International Convention.
February 9 2011
BIO announces that former Senator John B. Breaux (D-LA), former Member, Senate Finance Committee, along with former Congressman Jim McCrery III (R-LA), former Ranking Member, House Ways & Means Committee, will be panelists at the 13th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference.