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February 28: What to Watch: Trump Gives His Presidency an ‘A’ So Far

The State of the Union is … not happening this year, technically. But in a prime-time address on Tuesday to a joint session of Congress, [...]

February 28: Trump: ‘Nobody Knew That Health Care Could Be So Complicated’

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed that “nobody knew that health care could be so complicated,” and again flirted with the idea that Republicans should [...]

February 28: ObamaCare Quietly Leaves Mark on Medicare Despite Repeal Push

Republican efforts to repeal ObamaCare will likely leave Medicare untouched, meaning former President Obama will leave his mark on the popular health program for more [...]

Press Releases

February 10: COA Applauds Confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as HHS Secretary

COA Looks Forward to Working with HHS Secretary Dr. Price on Strengthening Our Nation’s Cancer Care System On behalf of [...]

February 8: COA State of Community Oncology and 2017 Priorities

COA Hosts “State of the Union” Luncheon for Advocates, Stakeholders, and Industry Leaders Today, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) hosted [...]

February 1: Murky PBM “DIR Fees” Are Increasing the Cost of Medicare Drugs for Patients and Taxpayers

New White Paper Reveals How Pharmacy Benefits Managers Use DIR Fees for Corporate Profit at the Expense of Patient Care [...]

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Thoughts From COA

Presentation to the Coalition of Hematology Oncology Practices (CHOP) 2017 Business Summit

Presentation to the  Coalition of Hematology Oncology Practices (CHOP)  “From Capitol Hill to Fort Worth…Oncology Policy in the Whacky World of Washington, DC” given on [...]

Presentation to the Puerto Rico Oncology Summit

Presentation to the  Puerto Rico Oncology Summit  “Current Oncology Care Issues...A Look at the USA and Capitol Hill"  given on February 4, 2017. Click here to download [...]

February 10: COA Applauds Confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as HHS Secretary

COA Looks Forward to Working with HHS Secretary Dr. Price on Strengthening Our Nation’s Cancer Care System On behalf of the Board of Directors of [...]

COA in the News

February 24: NCPA Lobbies Hard For Bill Banning Retroactive Pharmacy Concessions

The National Community Pharmacists Association is lobbying hard for recently reintroduced legislation that would prohibit retroactive pharmacy concessions, and believes the bill has a better [...]

February 23: Integrating Patient-Centered Outcomes in APMs

HEALTH PLANS ARE INCREASINGLY CREATING contracts with providers that tie the quality of care to payment decisions, a trend that has already made its mark [...]

February 17: PBMs and DIR Fees: Where’s the Data?

Direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees are an issue that has caused outrage among a majority of pharmacy providers. These fees are charged by pharmacy [...]

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Featured

Formal Comments on Medicare Part B Experiment

It is an Experiment that is Bad Medicine, Flawed Economics, Destructive Policy, and Legally Invalid...

Fact Check Report on Medicare Part B Experiment Concerns

Flawed Analysis: Fact-Checking the MSK Evidence Driven Drug Pricing Project Review of Congressional Concerns Regarding the Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model

A Video from Joan Lunden

A Conversation with Joan Lunden On Community Oncology