Category: COA In The News

COA LAUNCHES COMMUNITY PRACTICE PROFILE AND PATIENT STORIES VIDEO PROJECT

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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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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