Category: COA In The News

What the Physician Pay Report Won't Tell You -- The Cancer Letter & COA Perspective

Created on: Monday, April 21, 2014

"It is problematic to use the data for comparisons between oncologists and other physicians, or even across oncology subspecialties," said Ted Okon, executive director of the Community Oncology Alliance. Read more...

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COA Featured in Medscape Article on Cancer Care Crisis

Created on: Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Lawmakers need to address the current crisis in cancer care before the damage to the nation's cancer delivery system is irreversible, according to the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) and the US Oncology Network.

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COA Executive Director Ted Okon In ASCO Post Article on SGR Repeal

Created on: Tuesday, April 08, 2014

“It’s critical to community oncology practices that Congress fix the broken SGR-based Medicare system and pass real payment reform—not just to avert another looming SGR cut, but because oncology is way out in front of actually implementing payment reform. Congress needs to fulfill its responsibility and pass a real fix, not duck and simply patch the SGR once again,” Ted Okon, Executive Director of the Community Oncology Alliance, told The ASCO Post.

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COA President Dr. Mark Thompson Comments on Call for Oncology Single-Payer System

Created on: Thursday, January 30, 2014

MedPage Today reports on calls for an oncology single-payer system by Drs. Ray Derasga and Lawrence Einhorn in an editorial published online in the Journal of Oncology Practice. Dr. Mark Thompson, COA President, is quoted.

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COA President-Elect Bruce Gould, MD Provides Lead Commentary in JOP

Created on: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dr. Gould offers his commentary based on reflections of shaping the COA Oncology Medical Home.

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Community Oncology Practice Threatened by New Medicare Cuts

Created on: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

COA quoted in this article about the latest Medicare fee schedule payment cuts to cancer care.

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Oncology Groups Active in Effort to Repeal SGR

Created on: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

COA and its Executive Director Ted Okon quoted in an article about efforts to repeal the flawed SGR-based Medicare reimbursement system.

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COA and North Shore Hematology Oncology Team Up to Start Local Patient Advocacy Group for Cancer Care

Created on: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cancer Patients and North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates Meet to Form COA Patient Advocacy Network Chapter. Read more here...

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COA Board Members Pen Article on 340B Drug Discount Program

Created on: Thursday, November 21, 2013

COA Board members Drs. David Eagle and Jeff Vacirca, and Bobbi Buell, have published an article on the good and bad of the 340B drug discount program in cancer care. Read more here...

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August 13, 2013: COA's Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) Holds Inaugural Patient Advocacy Summit

Created on: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

On August 10, 2013, COA's Patient Advocacy Network, (CPAN), brought together patients, survivors, caregivers, administrators and COA staff for the inaugural Advocacy Training Summit in Atlanta, GA.

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