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New York Medicaid Cuts

Created on: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Community oncology practices across New York state recently submitted a letter to the urging immediate action to correct recent changes to the state's Medicare reimbursement policy for Medicare/Medicaid dually eligible individuals. If action is not taken immediately, access to care for patients with cancer in New York will suffer greatly.

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NYMedicaidLetter (PDF FILE)

Ask Your Representatives to CoSponsor Oncology Payment Reform Bill H.R. 1934

Created on: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Reach out to all the Representatives in districts where your patients live and ask them to sign the bipartisan oncology payment reform bill H.R. 1934.

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Estimate the Impact of the Medicare 2015 Physician Fee Schedule on Your Practice

Created on: Monday, December 15, 2014

The COA tool allows you to estimate the impact of the Medicare 2015 Physician Fee Schedule on your practice. The tool, in an Excel spreadsheet, overs E&M, infusion room services, imaging, and radiation therapy.

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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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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 2014 Community Oncology Practice Impact Report Showing Continued Cancer Care Consolidation

Created on: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The 2014 report confirms trends documented by the Moran analysis of Medicare data from 2005 through 2011. Additionally, over the past 2 years, 74.5% of hospital acquisitions of community oncology practices have been by institutions receiving 340B drug discounts.

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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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