Dr. Satheesh Kathula was a representative at a Capitol Hill meeting organized American Association of Physicians from Indian Origin. He met with several US congressmen including Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee, Rep Joe Wilson of South Carolin, Rp. Ami Bera of California and discussed with them on the following health care issues mainly affecting community oncology care:
- The consequences of pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) on community oncology care, which are not only more expensive, but have delays in mailing life saving drugs.
- Lowering the Cost of Prescription Drugs: The exorbitant cost of prescription drugs is a critical health care issue, as some life-saving drugs are too expensive for many patients.
- How hospitals get preferential reimbursement over independent practices (340B) which is driving the healthcare cost up.