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COA Submits Comments to CMS on Proposed 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Created on: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

COA President Dr. Bruce Gould submitted comments to CMS on the proposed fee schedule for physicians for 2015. In the letter, Dr. Gould states, "If you look at what is happening in community oncology with payment reform there is much hope going forward, as community oncology is collectively well ahead of academic and institutional-based oncology, as well as other areas of medicine, in implementing payment reform. However, the advances being made are threatened by the continued ratcheting down of Medicare reimbursement for cancer care by CMS, as well as by Congress’ inability...

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September 2, 2014: Where Should Cancer Care Be Delivered and Why?

Created on: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

There is a growing chorus that seems to be debating separate issues—340B drug pricing, the sequester, site of service differential, etc. But the debate revolves around a singular issue—where should cancer care be delivered?

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September 2, 2014: Surgery Prices Surge With Innovation and Consolidation Under Obamacare

Created on: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

TThe price to remove a gall bladder or replace a hip has spiked more than 20 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of data collected for NBC News.

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September 2, 2014: Final Meaningful Use Rule Won’t Make Providers Happy

Created on: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The federal government at the start of the Labor Day weekend finalized a rule to add flexibility to attesting for Medicare and Medicaid Stages 1 and 2 of meaningful use during 2014. But for many providers, the relief is too little too late.

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September 2, 2014: Wyden wants timber bill, Medicare reform by end of year

Created on: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has an ambitious list of goals to accomplish before the end of session.

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September 2, 2014: What Happens When Health Plans Compete

Created on: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

As a candidate in 2008, President Obama promised that health reform would reduce family premiums by up to $2,500, equivalent today to about a 15 percent reduction from the 2013 level.

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September 2, 2014: Obamacare Is Dampening The Job Market In 3 Principal Ways

Created on: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

For most Americans, Labor Day is an opportunity to take an extra day off of work and enjoy a long weekend with family and friends. But for more than 100 million Americans, Labor Day isn’t a day off from work.

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August 29, 2014: FDA lifts partial hold on OncoMed's cancer drug trials

Created on: Friday, August 29, 2014

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a partial hold on patient enrolments for three trials testing its experimental cancer drug, vantictumab.

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August 29, 2014: CBO Projects Lower Medicare and Medicaid Costs

Created on: Friday, August 29, 2014

Reduced costs for medical services and labor have trimmed the 10-year projected cost of Medicare and Medicaid by $89 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

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August 29, 2014: Houston’s Bellicum Nets $55M to Boost Trials for Cancer Treatment

Created on: Friday, August 29, 2014

Houston biotech firm Bellicum Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday it has raised $55 million in a Series C financing.

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