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January 23, 2015: COA Board Member Dr. Barbara McAneny Testifies to Congress on SGR and Payment Reform

Created on: Friday, January 23, 2015

Testifying to the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health on behalf of the American Medical Association, Dr. McAneny made a case for fixing the SGR and enacting payment reform.

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January 23, 2015: The People Who Brought You Cheaper Hepatitis C Drugs Are Going After Cancer Next

Created on: Friday, January 23, 2015

Express Scripts Holding Co., which this year forced price concessions from makers of $1,000-a-day hepatitis C medicines, has set its sights on $37 billion in U.S. spending on cancer medications.

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January 23, 2015: High Prices for Cancer Drugs are set at Launch: ‘It’s Where the Action Is’

Created on: Friday, January 23, 2015

There is little question that rising prices for medicines – including many cancer treatments – is a flashpoint in the growing controversy over health care costs. But just how much have the prices for new cancer drugs been rising in recent years?

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January 23, 2015: Predictable fault lines emerge as perennial doc-fix debate begins

Created on: Friday, January 23, 2015

There's only one outstanding issue left to resolve before Congress can pass a permanent “doc fix”: how to cover the roughly $140 billion price tag.

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January 23, 2015: Early Evidence On Medicare ACOs And Next Steps For The Medicare ACO Program

Created on: Friday, January 23, 2015

On December 1, CMS released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), which requests feedback for changes CMS is considering for the Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) programs in 2016 and beyond.

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January 23, 2015: For Chief Justice John Roberts, anti-Obamacare lawsuit poses major dilemma

Created on: Friday, January 23, 2015

The government has now filed its brief responding to the challengers in the King v. Burwell lawsuit, which claims the Affordable Care Act doesn’t make subsidies available to people in states on the federal exchange.

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COA Board Member Dr. Barbara McAneny Testifies to Congress on SGR and Payment Reform

Created on: Friday, January 23, 2015

Testifying to the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health on behalf of the American Medical Association, Dr. McAneny made a case for fixing the SGR and enacting payment reform.

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January 22, 2015: COA President Dr. Bruce Gould on Pressing Issues Facing Community Oncology

Created on: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dr. Bruce Gould talks about how oncologists keep up, implementing EMRs, the sequester cut, oncology payment reform, and other topics in this OBR interview.

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January 22, 2015: Congress kicks off meeting to reform Sustainable Growth Rate

Created on: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Program costs more than $140 billion, but temporary 'doc fix' keeps physicians from serious reimbursement cuts.

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January 22, 2015: $$ for SGR Fix Can Be Found, Congress Told

Created on: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Money can be saved through means-testing, competitive bidding, say witnesses at a House hearing.

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