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October 29,2014: COA Holds Landmark Summit on Cancer Care Payment Reform

Created on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

COA held the inaugural Payer Exchange Summit on Oncology Payment Reform on October 22, 2014 in Washington D.C. Over 120 community oncology providers and payers, including private and federal insurers, as well as industry representatives, attended the information exchange.

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October 29,2014: Hospital Associations Send Letter to Genentech Protesting Switch to Specialty Distribution

Created on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Genentech has switched its distribution for top cancer drugs from wholesalers to specialty drug distributors, the same system used by community cancer clinics.

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October 29,2014: Physician Dissatisfaction with Medicare Reporting Skyrockets

Created on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Medical Group Management Association survey of more than 1,000 physician practice members finds very high levels of dissatisfaction with three major federal quality reporting programs: Physician Quality Reporting System, EHR Meaningful Use and the Value-Based Payment Modifier Program.

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October 29,2014: Over 214,000 Doctors Opt Out of Obamacare Exchanges

Created on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over 214,000 doctors won't participate in the new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) analysis of a new survey by Medical Group Management Association shows.

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October 29,2014: The $500 Billion Medicare Slowdown: A Story About Part D

Created on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A great deal of analysis has been published on the causes of the health care spending slowdown system-wide — including in the pages of Health Affairs.

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October 29,2014: With Obamacare, More Millennials Are Going To The Doctor, Sort Of

Created on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A provision of the Affordable Care Act that took effect in 2010 aimed to make it easier for young adults to access preventive care by allowing them to stay on their parents' insurance until they turn 26. As of 2011, some 3 million young adults gained coverage through this provision.

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October 29,2014: 7 Democrats have a plan to make Obamacare cheaper. Here’s how.

Created on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Obamacare repeal effort is dead. But the Obamacare reform effort is just beginning.

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October 28, 2014: Hospitals Furious at Cancer-Drug Price Hikes

Created on: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Some of the nation’s hospitals are seriously ticked off at Genentech, the San Francisco biotech firm, for implementing a stealth price hike for three critical cancer drugs.

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October 28, 2014: High Cancer Treatment Costs Force Patients to Compromise on Care

Created on: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A recent national survey found that the financial burden of cancer treatment leads many patients to make potentially harmful medical care and lifestyle tradeoffs in order to pay for treatment.

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October 28, 2014: MGMA Research: Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Programs Detract From Patient Care

Created on: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Although physician group practices are actively engaged in internal processes to improve clinical quality for their patients, they are heavily critical of Medicare’s physician quality reporting programs and their impact on patients and practices, according to new research from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

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