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Ask Your Representative -- Support Cancer Care by Cosponsoring H.R. 1416

Created on: Thursday, May 22, 2014

123 Representatives have stepped up to support cancer care. Ask your Representative why he/she has not stepped up to support cancer care.

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Cancer Care Advocates Urge Congress to Stop Sequester Cut to Cancer Drugs

Created on: Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Physicians and cancer care professionals from across the country are asking lawmakers in Congress this week to stop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from applying the sequester cut to Medicare payments for cancer care drugs as part of a “Virtual Hill Day” supported by The US Oncology Network and the Community Oncology Alliance (COA).

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April 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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