Category: COA In The News

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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COA Hosts Payer Exchange Summit on Oncology Payment Reform

Created on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This landmark meeting of providers and payers is by invitation only and is on 10/22 in Washington, DC.

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COA's Oncology Medical Home Profiled in AJMC Article

Created on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Community Oncology Alliance wants to model OMH with care coordination, quality, and cost as their mantra.

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COA Advocacy Head Rose Gerber Profiled in Breast Cancer Survivor Story

Created on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Eleven years ago, Rose Gerber also thought of cancer as a disease for older people.

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The Hill OpEd on Cancer Care Crisis by COA Executive Director

Created on: Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ted Okon offers his thoughts on the cancer care crisis, with special focus on the unintended consequences of the 340B drug discount program.

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COA Board Member Dr. McAneny and the CMMI COME HOME Project

Created on: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CMMI awarded $19.8 million to Innovative Oncology Business Solutions (IOBS), Inc, in Albuquerque, NM. Barbara L. McAneny, MD, an oncologist, is the CEO and chief medical officer for IOBS, the company she launched to manage the Community Oncology Medical Home (COME HOME)...

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Ricky Newton, CPA, Joins Community Oncology Alliance as Director of Financial Services and Operations

Created on: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 19, 2014 – The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that Ricky Newton has joined the organization as Director of Financial Services and Operations. With over 23 years' experience in healthcare, including extensive expertise in oncology practice m...

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Cancer Patients Join With Oncology Hematology Care to Form a Local Chapter of National Advocacy Group

Created on: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 18, 2014 – The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), and its advocacy organization, the COA Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) together with Oncology Hematology Care (OHC) will launch an Ohio-based chapter for community cancer care advocacy. The CPAN signature program “Introduction to the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network - How to Become a Cancer Care Advocate” and chapter launch event will be held today at the practice offices in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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