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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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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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Coding Help on MUE Relating to CPT Code 96367

Created on: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

During a recent national call of the COA Administrators' Network (CAN), the issue of Medicare payment problems associated with CPT code 96367 was raised. Many practice administrators expressed concern over the rejection of submitted claims that contained more than three (3) sequentially infus...

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