Category: COA In The News

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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Created on: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Attendees Learn About the Patient Benefits of Integrative Care

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Created on: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Filming at North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates Completed

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COA Referenced in NY Times on Article About Community Oncology

Created on: Monday, November 24, 2014

In the NY Times article on the pressures on community oncology practices and higher costs of hospital-based cancer care, the COA Community Oncology Practice Impact Report is referenced and quoted.

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COA Executive Officers Drs. Thompson and Vacirca Quoted in Article About Consolidation of Cancer Care

Created on: Saturday, November 01, 2014

The manner in which cancer care is delivered in the United States is in the midst of a seismic shift. COA and two of its executives officers are quoted in this article.

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COA Executive Director Ted Okon Quoted in News Story on Genentech Distribution Change

Created on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Seven hospital trade groups are pressing Genentech to reverse its decision to require three commonly used cancer drugs be sold only through specialty distributors, and not through wholesalers. But Ted Okon, executive director of the Community Oncology Alliance, noted that community oncologists have received these drugs through specialty distributors for years. Okon said the system used by community oncologists is efficient and patient friendly.

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COA Holds Landmark Summit on Oncology Payment Reform in DC

Created on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving access to community cancer care, 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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60 Minutes Acknowledges COA Blasted It for Reporting Inaccuracies in Cancer Drug Costs Show

Created on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

60 Minutes ignored the facts provided by COA, on and off camera, in order to fit what seems to be a pre-determined conclusion within their story on cancer drug pricing. They acknowledge a letter from COA President Bruce Gould, MD blasting 60 Minutes for the inaccuracies.

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