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August 27, 2014: Transforming Cancer Care and the Role of Payment Reform

Created on: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Vicky Bolton is a 58 year-old medical legal coordinator who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A widower of 20 years, Vicki has three children and nine grandchildren. She is also a Stage 4 adenocarcinoma lung cancer survivor who receives treatment at New Mexico Cancer Center (NMCC) in Albuquerque. She was previously diagnosed with adult onset asthma 14 years ago, but her pain and breathing problems became progressively worse.

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August 27, 2014: Pfizer to test Xalkori lung cancer drug with Merck immunotherapy

Created on: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pfizer Inc said Tuesday it will test its Xalkori lung cancer drug with Merck & Co's experimental immunotherapy pembrolizumab, in hopes the combination will improve the outcomes for patients taking the approved Pfizer therapy.

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August 27,2014: Kite Pharma's Cancer Drug Shows Positive Results in Study

Created on: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Eight patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with Kite Pharma Inc.'s cancer drug lead candidate were in complete remission and four others in partial remission, the company said Monday.

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August 27,2014: MMC cancer center hits high mark with accreditation of cancer-treatment programs

Created on: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Cancer Center Program at Memorial Medical Center has received a three-year accreditation to put the Las Cruces hospital on par with facilities nationwide offering the same level of cancer care to their patients.

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August 27, 2014: UC Cancer Institute's Breast Cancer Center Receives Accreditation

Created on: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center has received a three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons.

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August 26, 2014: Growth of 340B program triggers ‘battle over big money’

Created on: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The 340B Drug Pricing Program makes life-saving treatments available to low-income, uninsured and underinsured patients at extreme discounts.

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August 26, 2014: COME HOME Program Set to Save $33.5M Over 3 Years

Created on: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In 2012, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) sought to support oncologists in addressing what CMMI considered to be among the failings in cancer care— namely, fragmented care, suboptimal outcomes, high costs, and patient dissatisfaction.

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August 26, 2014: You Think Financing U.S. Health Care Is Bizarre? Check Out 340B Drug Pricing

Created on: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ms. Sally Pipes’ latest post is the most recent installment in a long-running debate over the U.S. government’s 340B drug pricing program, which requires drug manufacturers to provide drugs to certain health-care facilities at significantly reduced prices.

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August 26, 2014: A ‘two Americas’ take on health care costs

Created on: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The 2010 Affordable Care Act made health care more affordable for millions of people. Those with existing medical conditions can now buy insurance that is no longer staggeringly expensive. There are subsidies for many more. And, outside of Texas and 23 other states, Medicaid has been expanded to allow those living on the edge of poverty to get care.

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August 26, 2014: CMS to launch Medicare set-aside calculator for prescription drug costs

Created on: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plans to launch an online tool allowing workers compensation claim payers to determine how much money should be allocated for prescription drugs in Medicare set-aside accounts.

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