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June 3, 2014: Despite AMA opposition, Medicare to make available billing data for individual doctors

Created on: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Patients may soon get an unprecedented look at how their doctor compares to other physicians, after Medicare announced Wednesday it plans to publicly post billing data for more than 880,000 practitioners.

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Florida Cancer Specialists and COA CPAN Hold Advocacy Event in Florida on January 30, 2014

Created on: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) is teaming up with COA’S Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) to launch a Florida based chapter for community cancer care patient advocacy. A special event launching this initiative will be held at The Villages, Harbor Chase in Lady Lake, Florida on January 30, 2014.

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Access the Latest List of H.R. 1416 Cosponsors

Created on: Monday, July 08, 2013

The Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2013 (H.R. 1416) is a bill authored by Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) to stop the damaging cut to cancer drugs. This is the current list of cosponsors of the bill.

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Access the 2013 Community Oncology Practice Impact Report Showing Continued Cancer Care Consolidation

Created on: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The 2013 report confirms trends documented by the Moran analysis of Medicare data from 2005 through 2011.

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Fight the Medicare Sequester Cut to Cancer Care

Created on: Monday, April 01, 2013

On April 1, 2013, CMS applied the Medicare sequester cut to cancer care. If you want to stop the sequester cut to cancer drugs, ask your Representatives to cosponsor H.R. 1416. All the guidance and materials you requested can be found...

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Read the Letter 20 Organizations Sent to Congressional Leadership to Stop Cancer Care Sequestration Cut

Created on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

According to a recent survey, the sequestration cut to cancer care will have a devastating impact on seniors and their providers, as well as costing Medicare money.

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Estimate the Impact of the 2% Medicare Sequester Cut to Your Practice

Created on: Sunday, March 10, 2013

COA is providing a tool that will allow you to estimate the impact of the 2% Medicare sequester payment cut to drugs and services.

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Reach Out to Your Representatives to Cosponsor Prompt Pay Solutions Bill (H.R. 800)

Created on: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

All cancer drug reimbursement from Medicare and private payers based on Average Sales Price (ASP) is artificially reduced by the inclusion of manufacturer-to-distributor prompt payment discounts in the calculation of ASP. If you want to correct this problem straining the cancer delivery system, reach out to your Representatives to ask them to cosponsor House bill H.R. 800.

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February 15, 2013: Unique Patient Advocacy Track at the Community Oncology Conference - Register Today!

Created on: Friday, February 15, 2013

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and fostering community cancer care, today announced details of their national conference that brings together all members of the cancer community: cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, nurses, oncologists, cancer center practice administrators and industry partners. The conference will be held March 22 and 23, 2013 at the Swan & Dolphin Hotels, Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

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Evaluate the Impact of Medicare Fee Schedule Changes on Your Practice Using the COA Tool

Created on: Thursday, January 10, 2013

Based on changes to the 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including the one-year SGR patch, COA is providing a tool to help you evaulate the impact on your practice.

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