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Georgia CORE advocates for rule change allowing Medicare payments for patient navigation services

7/30/2023, Georgia CORE

In July, Georgia CORE CEO Lynn Durham wrote a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to lend support for a rule change that will allow Medicare payments for patient navigation services. This rule change would allow these medically necessary services performed through hospitals, physician practices, and community-based organizations to be eligible for payment. See Lynn's letter here, and if you wish to join in this advocacy effort, CMS is accepting comments until September 11, 2023.

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Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofit that leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education and early detection to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.