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COA Submits Comments on Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

Health Policy

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

Health Policy

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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NYCBS VOTED BEST OF BORO!

NYCBS Spotlight

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists has been nominated as one of the best Oncology Practices in the Queens Boro.

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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

Health Policy

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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Dennis Caruana - Accepted To The Yale School of Medicine

Employee Recognition

We at New York Cancer & Blood Specialists would like to congratulate Dennis Caruana, who will soon enroll at Yale School of Medicine to become a doctor!

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

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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

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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