Today’s healthcare landscape is rapidly evolving, with many trends emerging and policy changes under consideration that have far-reaching implications for cancer care. As a medical oncologist at Texas Oncology, I have been very active in collaborating with ASCO, the Community [...]
An increasing number of cancer drugs are now delivered in oral formulations, with an estimated 25% to 35% in the research pipeline being orals. Increasingly, patients prefer to receive their oral cancer drugs and ancillary oral therapies in a safe, reliable, [...]
The 340B Drug Discount Program is an innocent-sounding program with the best of intentions. But behind it lies a classic tale of government run amok. After 25 years, this critically important safety net for patients in need has been overrun [...]
A new report published by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) found that the cost of chemotherapy for patients with cancer was nearly 60% more expensive than at independent, community oncology practices. The difference in treatment location could cost patients up [...]
Payers and other organizations can help smaller practices develop the necessary infrastructure to complete their healthcare transformation, said Peter Aran, MD, medical director of population health management at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma. Read the full article on AJMC here.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday formally withdrew its controversial proposed demonstration project that would have changed the way Medicare pays for drugs under the Part B program. Read the full article on MedPage Today here.
Hospital-based cancer care for patients undergoing chemotherapy was 60 percent more expensive compared to the same treatment at community-based oncology practices, according to a recent study by Xcenda and Lucio Gordan, MD, Medical Director in the Division of Quality and Informatics at [...]
Previous studies have suggested that community-based cancer care is substantially less expensive, and new research released today by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) confirms that idea. Read the full article on Health Leaders here.