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Hospitals have been fleecing Medicare seniors

Health Policy

As we enter the election season American outrage and concern over health care costs continues to be a priority issue on voters’ minds. The byzantine and complex system we have built continues to present a formidable burden for policymakers who must face the entrenched but completely wrong policies that have been passed down from year to year.

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COA Submits Comments on Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

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Community Oncology Alliance Applauds Administration for Taking Bold Action to Address High Drug Prices, Cautions Against Misguided Policy Changes That Would Negatively Impact Cancer Patients

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Sniffles? Cancer? Under Medicare Plan, Payments for Office Visits Would Be Same for Both Post Image

Sniffles? Cancer? Under Medicare Plan, Payments for Office Visits Would Be Same for Both

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is proposing huge changes in the way Medicare pays doctors for the most common of all medical services, the office visit, offering physicians basically the same amount, regardless of a patient’s condition or the complexity of the services provided. Administration officials said the proposal would radically reduce paperwork burdens, freeing doctors to spend more time with patients. The government would pay one rate for new patients and another, lower rate for visits with established patients.

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Further Consolidations Reported in Community-Based Cancer Care

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Community-based cancer care continues to regress, with an 11.3% increase in the number of community cancer clinic closings since 2016, according to the 2018 Community Oncology Alliance (COA) Practice Impact Report, which was released during the 2018 Community Oncology Conference.

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Why CVS Loves Obamacare

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Medicaid expansion helps big business reduce competition.

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Community Oncology Alliance Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government

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Community Oncology Alliance Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government to Stop Unconstitutional Cut to Cancer Drug Reimbursement. Application of 2% Sequester Cut to Medicare Part B Drug Reimbursement is Unconstitutional and Illegal; Costing Seniors and Taxpayers Billions

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Trump Drug Price Plan May Harm Patient Care Access

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Eighty-five percent of survey respondents said Trump’s drug pricing proposal could increase prescription drug costs and negatively impact patient care access.

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Community Oncology Alliance Statement on President’s Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices

Health Policy

Putting Cancer Patients First and Lowering Drug is Critically Important, Community Oncology Supports Blueprint and is Working on Solutions

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COA Practice Impact Report Details Consolidation, Shift of U.S. Cancer Care System Into Mo Post Image

COA Practice Impact Report Details Consolidation, Shift of U.S. Cancer Care System Into Mo

Health Policy

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) has released the 2018 Community Oncology Practice Impact Report, which tracks data on the changing landscape of cancer care in the United States. It details a decade-long trend of closure and consolidation in the U.S. cancer system that has resulted in a dramatic shift of cancer care into the more expensive hospital setting. The report was released at the 2018 Community Oncology Conference.

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COA Releases 2018 Practice Impact Report

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COA Releases 2018 Practice Impact Report: 1,653 Clinics and/or Practices Closed, Acquired, Merged, or Struggling. COA Practice Impact Report Details Consolidation, Shift of U.S. Cancer Care System Into More Expensive Hospital Setting

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