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2013-09-23 08:28:26

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RT Oncology Services Corporation today announced that it has elected Gregory T. Lucier to its board of directors. Lucier is the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Life Technologies Corporation. RainTree Oncology and Life Technologies recently announced a collaboration designed to advance personalized care for cancer patients. RainTree Oncology is actively building an infrastruction of collaborators from throughout the...

2013-09-10 12:28:53

- Community cancer leaders warn trends in site of cancer care delivery result in higher costs to patients, Medicare and taxpayers - WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by The US Oncology Network, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) and ION Solutions and prepared by The Moran Company found significantly higher costs to the Medicare program for patients receiving chemotherapy treatment in hospital outpatient departments versus physician community...

2013-09-03 08:27:44

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As community oncologists brace for further changes in the delivery of cancer care, RT Oncology Services Corporation announced incoming leadership of its Advisory Board, a group active in shaping the Company's clinical direction and network strategies aimed at providing member practices with access to services, tools and resources that advance practice performance and patient care. Dr. Bruce Gould, a nationally recognized innovator in...

2013-07-18 12:28:12

Bill Sponsored by Rep. Renee Ellmers Seeks to Remove Sequestration Cut from Reimbursement for Chemotherapy Drugs WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) today lauds Representative Renee Ellmers of North Carolina who is the sponsor of the Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2013, H.R. 1416, and the 102 members of Congress who have signed on as cosponsors. When passed, the bill would terminate the application of sequestration to payment for...

2013-06-25 12:30:02

Updated Report by the Community Oncology Alliance Underscores Negative Impact to Nation's Cancer Care WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and fostering community cancer care, today released its annual Community Oncology Practice Impact Report. The report shows a 20% increase both in clinic closings and consolidation into hospitals since the 2012 report. It follows an analysis of...

2013-06-05 08:29:49

- ZS Associates predicts long-term impact on community oncology practices - EVANSTON, Ill., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The budget sequester that went into effect in March reduced Medicare reimbursement for oncology drugs from 6 percent (plus the average sales price) to 4 percent. This move will cost the average independent community oncology practice $250,000 each year, according to global sales and marketing firm ZS Associates. (Logo:...

2013-05-20 08:27:22

Bill Would Help Seniors and Community Cancer Clinics by Offsetting Some of the Impact of the Devastating Sequestration Cuts WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of cancer patients receive their treatment at community clinics. Today, that care is being threatened by a payment calculation in Medicare that has made it increasingly difficult for local clinics to absorb the additional cuts imposed by sequestration. Bipartisan legislation (S. 806) introduced by Senators Pat...

2013-04-23 16:24:56

- Cancer Care Community Praises Lawmakers for Urging CMS to Examine Impact of Sequester Cuts on Medicare Patients - WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Community Oncology Alliance (COA), ION Solutions and The US Oncology Network today commended a bipartisan group of 124 lawmakers in the U.S House of Representatives who sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expressing concern that...

2013-04-12 12:24:28

President's Proposed Budget Doubles Down On Sequester Cut To Cancer Drugs; Jeopardizes Cancer Care For Seniors WASHINGTON, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President has released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2014, which proposes new reductions for cancer care services. Taken in combination with existing strains imposed by sequestration, this proposal threatens access to care for some of America's most vulnerable: elderly patients with cancer. In addition to...

2013-04-03 12:30:01

Cuts to Cancer Drugs and Services Imperil Oncologists' Treatment of Medicare Patients WASHINGTON, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), in conjunction with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), International Oncology Network/AmerisourceBergen, and the US Oncology Network, issued a joint statement on the crippling effects of sequestration cuts to cancer drugs and services which began April 1, 2013. The organizations also sent letters to...