COA News 2017-05-26T02:38:46+00:00

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August 22: The Battle Over the Federal 340B Drug Program

A federal advisory panel on Monday recommended Medicare scrap a proposal that would slash drug payments to hospitals under the 340B drug pricing program by [...]

August 22: Influential Advisory Panel asks CMS to Reject $1.65 Billion Cuts to 340B

A panel that advises HHS on outpatient hospital payments wants the CMS to drop a draft rule that could cut up to $1.65 billion out [...]

August 22: More Young People Are Dying of Colon Cancer

When researchers reported earlier this year that colorectal cancer rates were rising in adults as young as their 20s and 30s, some scientists were skeptical. [...]

Press Releases

August 18: New England Cancer Specialists Set to Launch a Patient Advocacy Group

  As Community Oncology Clinics Threatened, Cancer Patients, Survivors Form CPAN Chapter to Speak Out Scarborough, Maine – On August [...]

August 4: COA Launches Oncology Fellows Education Initiative

Initiative Will Share Benefits of Community Setting With Oncology Fellows and Education on Factors to Consider When Making Decisions on [...]

July 17: CMS Proposal a Huge Step in the Right Direction to Curbing 340B Hospital Abuses, Stopping Cancer System Consolidation, and Reducing Costs for Seniors

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) applauds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its proposals to address abuses [...]

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Thoughts From COA

August 14: COA Submits Comments on 2018 QPP to CMS

On Friday the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) submitted formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding proposed policies for the Quality [...]

August 4: COA Launches Oncology Fellows Education Initiative

Initiative Will Share Benefits of Community Setting With Oncology Fellows and Education on Factors to Consider When Making Decisions on Where to Practice The Community [...]

July 28: Announcing the Return of “Sit in My Chair” – Organizing Congressional Visits at Your Practice!

One of the best ways to make a big splash with policymakers is by creating an experience so genuine and moving, they can't soon [...]

COA in the News

July 25: Democrats Introduce Plan to Lower Costs of Prescription Drugs

As part of the Democrat “Better Deal” campaign is a new three-prong proposal to lower drug costs. Read the full proposal here.

July 18: Hospitals Oppose Cuts to 340B Drug Program, but Oncology Group Says They’re Abusing the Discount Program

Hospital groups oppose a proposed federal rule to cut 340B drug payments, but a group representing oncologists applauds the effort it said will curb the [...]

July 17: Jeffrey Vacirca on How the COA Advocates for Community Oncology Practices and Patients

Your 1-year term as president of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) started this year. What does this role mean to you, and what are your [...]

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