Category: COA In The News

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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How to Become a Cancer Care Advocate: A CPAN Program in Cincinnati, Ohio

Created on: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

COA continues to expand its national patient advocacy program and will be launching a CPAN chapter Wednesday in Cincinnati, Ohio. Attendees will learn about COA’s key patient advocacy initiatives while also learning how to "Become Advocates for the Care."

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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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