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 abuse of the discount drug program. Read the full article on Health Care Finance here.
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 main goals during your term? Read the full article on Cancer Network here.
As Community Oncology Clinics are Threatened, Cancer Patients and Survivors Form a CPAN Chapter to Speak Out Pontchartrain Cancer Center in Covington, launched a new local chapter of the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN), which will advocate for [...]
A young husband was diagnosed with advanced melanoma and tumors attached to his brain. Waiting on the other side of his oncology clinic’s pharmacy counter was a potentially life-prolonging drug. But his Pharmacy Benefit Manager pumped the brakes, instead requiring [...]
At Grady Memorial Hospital, where Atlanta’s poor and uninsured are welcomed, the pharmacy charges most patients $5 or less for outpatient medications that treat everything from diabetes to cancer. Read the full article on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution here.
COA has joined with a coalition of 269 patient and provider groups in the Part B Access for Seniors and Physicians (ASP) Coalition warning against changes to Medicare Part B. The changes, recommended by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) [...]
Some days, Kashyap Patel, MD, wonders why in the world he decided to become an oncologist. Triple board-certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine, Dr. Patel has been practicing with Carolina Blood and Cancer Care, in Rock Hill, S.C., [...]
If the administration were to propose shifting drugs covered by Medicare Part B into the Part D drug reimbursement system, the move would spark a blitz of opposition from cancer doctors and patients, and hospitals might also push back hard [...]
Since July of 2016, 190 practices have been engaged in the Oncology Care Model (OCM), a Medicare pilot that seeks to change the way cancer care is provided and reimbursed in the United States. OCM is an example of a [...]