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December 14: Well-Meaning Drug Discount Program Encourages Hospitals to Profit Rather than Effectively Serve Poor

A new study released today by the Pacific Research Institute finds that a program to give discounted prescription drugs to poor Americans is riddled with [...]

December 14: California, North Carolina, and New York Will See the Largest Provider Payment Cuts and Beneficiary Savings due to 340B Program Changes

New research from Avalere finds that hospitals in California, North Carolina, and New York will experience the greatest drug payment cuts nationally, ranging from $126M [...]

December 14: Obamacare Sign-Ups Expected to Lag at the End of Enrollment This Week

Obamacare’s open-enrollment season is headed for a disappointing ending this Friday despite its surprisingly robust start. Read the full article on Politico here. 

Press Releases

December 12: New Study Shows Hospitals’ 340B Profit Margins Increasing; Growing Discounts Putting Upward Pressure on Drug Prices

BRG Analysis Documents Hospitals’ 340B Profit Margins of Almost 50 Percent and 340B Discounts Exploding by Over 300 Percent from [...]

November 30: Cancer Patients, Oklahoma Cancer Specialists Advocate for Local Cancer Care

As Community Oncology Clinics Threatened, Cancer Patients, Survivors Speak Out Tulsa, Oklahoma – November 30, 2017– Local community oncology advocates [...]

November 30: Community Oncologists Hold Emergency Hill Day to Warn Congress on Medicare Sequester

Mandated Doubling of Sequester Cut to Cancer Drugs in Tax Reform Bill Will Reduce Access and Increase Costs for [...]

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Thoughts From COA

Webinar – Evolving the OCM: OCM 2.0 & Beyond

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 12-1pm ET Please join for the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) for a free webinar on the Oncology Care Model (OCM) [...]

December 12: New Study Shows Hospitals’ 340B Profit Margins Increasing; Growing Discounts Putting Upward Pressure on Drug Prices

BRG Analysis Documents Hospitals’ 340B Profit Margins of Almost 50 Percent and 340B Discounts Exploding by Over 300 Percent from 2010 to 2015 340B Program [...]

November 30: Cancer Patients, Oklahoma Cancer Specialists Advocate for Local Cancer Care

As Community Oncology Clinics Threatened, Cancer Patients, Survivors Speak Out Tulsa, Oklahoma – November 30, 2017– Local community oncology advocates met today at Oklahoma Cancer [...]

COA in the News

December 13: Hospitals See Growing 340B Profits on Cancer Drugs: 4 Findings

The 340B Drug Pricing Program has driven hospitals to play a greater role in oncology care due to more favorable reimbursement, as evidenced by the [...]

December 4: Groups Sue CMS Over $1.6B Cut To 340B Payment

Three major hospital groups sued the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) over a new rule released Nov. 2 that dramatically cuts outpatient drug [...]

November 21: COA Provides CMS Input on the Innovation Center

COA sent comments to CMS Administrator Seema Verma in response to a request for information on a new direction for the Innovation Center. Drawing on [...]

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