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March 10: Health-Care Providers Aim to Fight Medicare Drug Plan

Created on: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Specialty physicians and other health-care providers have launched efforts to derail a federal proposal to test whether paying doctors less for drugs administered under a Medicare program reduces spending, one day after the Obama administration released the plan.

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March 10: ASCO, COA Unhappy With Proposed CMS Part B Reimbursement Model

Created on: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Reacting to the value-based reimbursement model proposed by CMS earlier today, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has said that “it is inappropriate for CMS to manipulate choice of treatment for cancer patients using heavy-handed reimbursement techniques.”

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March 10: GOP: Obama's Medicare drug plan costly and ineffective

Created on: Thursday, March 10, 2016

“Nothing in this proposed payment model will prevent doctors from prescribing exactly the treatment they think their patient needs,” Conway told reporters Tuesday, adding that Medicare Part B would continue to reimburse “all providers for every drug.”

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March 10:Opponents of CMS Medicare Part B proposal call plan 'perverse' and 'dangerous'

Created on: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Physician and pharmaceutical groups have come out swinging against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposal to reduce the reimbursement price for Medicare Part B prescription drugs.

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March 10: New Medicare Drug Payment Scheme Will Need Help From Doctors

Created on: Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Obama administration’s latest proposal to rein in prescription drug costs relies on doctors and their price savvy. It is, in essence, a gamble that they will be more thrifty in their treatment of patients.

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March 10: Feds to test new Medicare Part B payment models

Created on: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Citing a new report that found prescription drug spending reached $457 billion in 2015, the federal government announced it will test new Medicare Part B payment models to try to tackle those spiraling costs.

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March 10: Slashing incentives to prescribe expensive drugs

Created on: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Currently doctors and hospitals get paid more money if they prescribe Medicare patients more expensive drugs.

It’s what’s called “misaligned incentives” and it's helped drive Medicare Part B drug spending to almost double over the last decade to $18.5 billion dollars.

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March 10: Battle Lines Drawn Over Medicare Pricing Proposal

Created on: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cancer specialists clashed Wednesday over a Medicare proposal to test new ways to pays for drugs given in doctor's offices and hospital outpatient clinics.

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Community Oncology Alliance Elects New Officers and Board Members for 2016

Created on: Monday, January 11, 2016

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for community oncology practices and the patients they serve, announced the election of a new Board of Directors and Executive Committee officers.

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Playing Field Tilted Against Small Practices

Created on: Friday, October 09, 2015

In this interview, Bruce J. Gould, MD, who is the medical director of Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers in Marietta, GA, shares his experience as a private oncology practitioner facing competition from large medical centers with respect to 340B drug pricing.

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