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May 3: The inexplicable and relentless rise of cancer-drug prices

Created on: Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The $10,000-a-month cancer drug has become the new normal, to the dismay of physicians and patients who increasingly face the burden of financial toxicity. A pair of new studies illustrate just how recently that pricing model has come into vogue and pull back the curtain on the strange market forces that push prices steadily higher in the years after the treatments are launched.

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New York Medicaid Cuts

Created on: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Community oncology practices from across New York State are raising the alarm about the adverse impact that Medicaid payment cuts will have on patients with cancer who are covered under Medicare and are also eligible for Medicaid.

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Ask Your Representatives to CoSponsor Oncology Payment Reform Bill H.R. 1934

Created on: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Reach out to all the Representatives in districts where your patients live and ask them to sign the bipartisan oncology payment reform bill H.R. 1934.

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Estimate the Impact of the Medicare 2015 Physician Fee Schedule on Your Practice

Created on: Monday, December 15, 2014

The COA tool allows you to estimate the impact of the Medicare 2015 Physician Fee Schedule on your practice. The tool, in an Excel spreadsheet, overs E&M, infusion room services, imaging, and radiation therapy.

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Ask Your Representative -- Support Cancer Care by Cosponsoring H.R. 1416

Created on: Thursday, May 22, 2014

123 Representatives have stepped up to support cancer care. Ask your Representative why he/she has not stepped up to support cancer care.

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Access the Latest List of H.R. 1416 Cosponsors

Created on: Monday, July 08, 2013

The Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2013 (H.R. 1416) is a bill authored by Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) to stop the damaging cut to cancer drugs. This is the current list of cosponsors of the bill.

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Access the 2014 Community Oncology Practice Impact Report Showing Continued Cancer Care Consolidation

Created on: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The 2014 report confirms trends documented by the Moran analysis of Medicare data from 2005 through 2011. Additionally, over the past 2 years, 74.5% of hospital acquisitions of community oncology practices have been by institutions receiving 340B drug discounts.

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Fight the Medicare Sequester Cut to Cancer Care

Created on: Monday, April 01, 2013

On April 1, 2013, CMS applied the Medicare sequester cut to cancer care. If you want to stop the sequester cut to cancer drugs, ask your Representatives to cosponsor H.R. 1416. All the guidance and materials you requested can be found...

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Read the Letter 20 Organizations Sent to Congressional Leadership to Stop Cancer Care Sequestration Cut

Created on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

According to a recent survey, the sequestration cut to cancer care will have a devastating impact on seniors and their providers, as well as costing Medicare money.

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Estimate the Impact of the 2% Medicare Sequester Cut to Your Practice

Created on: Sunday, March 10, 2013

COA is providing a tool that will allow you to estimate the impact of the 2% Medicare sequester payment cut to drugs and services.

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