WALTHAM, Mass.—BostonGene Corporation (BostonGene), a biomedical software company, today announced an agreement with the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas to collaborate on several research projects to better understand the impact of genome data on therapeutic resistance. Proposed rule, May 2019: “A Medicare-certified provider or provider that does not meet most of the current health and safety requirements may terminate its Medicare provider contract.” HMO plans managed by Medicaid are managed by a health fund. MD Anderson is only under contract with the Texas Children`s Health Plan, STAR and Children`s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Some non-contract health plans allow MD Anderson to be treated through a case-by-case agreement procedure. Please contact your health plan and ask if they are willing to negotiate a case-by-case agreement to allow treatment at MD Anderson. “In December 2018, the University of MD Anderson Cancer Center itself reported an adverse event related to blood transfusion to the Food and Drug Administration,” MD Anderson said in a statement to The Cancer Letter. “Based on the information it has provided itself, the FDA has conducted a full investigation and no citation has been submitted. By directive, the FDA referred the matter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS does not accept accreditation decisions or recommendations from a accrediting organization – the Joint Commission in the case of MD Anderson – if the status is considered withdrawn and while a supplier or supplier is under the jurisdiction of the government`s survey authorities,” says a memorandum from the CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Quality, Safety – Oversight Group of 2018 to the heads of the national survey agencies. The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services has withdrawn Medicare status from the MD Anderson Cancer Center, meaning that until the Houston hospital proves it complies with federal rules, the institution risks terminating its Medicare provider agreement. Cigna Choice Fund Cigna CIGNA CIGNA CIGNA Network Cigna Network POS Cigna Network Open Access Cigna Open Access Plus Cigna Access Cigna Open Access Cigna POS Cigna PPO GWH-Cigna Access Plus GWH-Cigna PPO Cigna Local Plus Cigna Cigna LocalPlus In Cigna Indemnity Cigna Sure Note: MD Anderson is not included as a participating supplier. MD Anderson officials say they welcome the audit and feedback from the CMS investigation process. Medicare Shares A and B are accepted by MD Anderson.

Learn more on our Medicare and Medicaid information page. If you are an MD Anderson patient and you are buying the individual market, it is best to sign up for a plan that can help you keep your costs as low as possible. Currently, there is no individual plan offering in-network coverage with MD Anderson.