Category: COA In The News

COA Board Member Kashyap Patel, MD and Director of Policy Analysis Mary Kruczynski Publish Article on Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Created on: Monday, May 04, 2015

Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Issues, Challenges, and Possible Solutions in the United States appeared in AJMC online on 4/17.

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COA Executive Director Ted Okon Interviews the Author and Producer on the PBS Cancer Special

Created on: Thursday, April 02, 2015

COA Executive Director Ted Okon sat down to talk with Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. Joining Ted and Dr. Mukherjee in the discussion was award-winning producer/director Barak Goodman, who has brought a series on cancer to PBS.

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New Survey Reveals Challenges Facing Community Oncology Practices

Created on: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In the Berkeley Research Group (BRG) survey, commissioned by COA, 33% of community oncology practices reported being in serious acquisition discussions with hospital systems or in merger talks with other practices.

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COA Executive Director Part of AJMC Panel Discussing Higher Cancer Care Costs in Hospitals

Created on: Monday, March 16, 2015

The economics of cancer care are playing out on the front lines, and they do affect outcomes, according to a panel moderated by Jan Berger, MD, MJ, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits and including COA Executive Director Ted Okon.

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In Cancer Wars, It's Doctors vs. Hospitals

Created on: Monday, March 09, 2015

COA Board member Dr. Barbara McAneny and Executive Director Ted Okon weigh in on the higher cost of cancer care in hospitals and unfair advantages from the 340B drug discount program.

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COA Executive Director Ted Okon's OpEd on the Danger of Consolidating Cancer Care

Created on: Thursday, February 12, 2015

Our nation's hospitals are contributing to the escalating cost of cancer care.

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COA Executive Director Ted Okon Weighs in on Drug Shortage Problem

Created on: Thursday, February 12, 2015

Shortages of cancer drugs continue to be a national problem.

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COA Board Member Dr. Barbara McAneny Testifies to Congress on SGR and Payment Reform

Created on: Friday, January 23, 2015

Testifying to the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health on behalf of the American Medical Association, Dr. McAneny made a case for fixing the SGR and enacting payment reform.

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COA President Dr. Bruce Gould on Pressing Issues Facing Community Oncology

Created on: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dr. Bruce Gould talks about how oncologists keep up, implementing EMRs, the sequester cut, oncology payment reform, and other topics in this OBR interview.

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COA Reports on Early Results of Cancer Patient Satisfaction Survey

Created on: Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Dr. David Eagle and Bo Gamble published this analysis of the COA cancer patient satisfaction survey.

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