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2010-06-12 09:51:00

AMA Urges Congress to Fix Medicare Now at Annual Meeting Beginning Today WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama called on Congress today to avert a 21 percent cut in payments to physicians who treat Medicare patients in his weekly radio address. He also reiterated his commitment to permanent reform of the Medicare physician payment formula. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081209/AMALOGO ) "I realize that simply kicking these cuts down the road another...

2010-06-02 13:17:00

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that more than 50,000 Americans have already signed the Petition to Stop Cancer Care Cuts, which can be found online at www.communityoncology.org/coa-petition. Community oncologists and cancer patients plan to deliver the petition to Congress on June 23 in Washington, DC. These patients and doctors will visit the nation's capital to deliver a strong message about the crisis facing the U.S. cancer...

2010-05-28 09:29:00

Senators Leave for Vacation, Allowing Medicare Meltdown to Begin June 1 WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to J. James Rohack, M.D., President, American Medical Association: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081209/AMALOGO) "The Senate has turned its back on seniors, and America's physicians are outraged that Congress has deserted patients by failing to address this year's Medicare cut before the June 1 deadline. Senators...

2010-05-11 11:26:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Community oncologists, practice administrators (PAs), executive directors (EDs), and clinical staff interested in learning the most important aspects when preparing for the impact of health care reform legislation on America's healthcare system are invited to attend a free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT) on Friday, May 14, 2010. To register, visit www.opspharmacist.com/opes. Registration is free, but space is limited. With the passage of...

2010-03-22 14:30:45

A new study has found that when African American and white cancer patients are treated at similar, specialized cancer care institutions, mortality rates are roughly equal. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that where patients receive care may partly explain observed racial disparities in cancer mortality. In the new study, researchers led by Tracy Onega, PhD, MA, of the Dartmouth Medical School looked at records for...

2010-03-17 10:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) today announced the latest cancer clinic closure is Montgomery Cancer Center in Selma, Alabama. That brings a total of at least 30 community cancer clinic closures over the past several months --with the majority increasing from 2009 forward -- due to financial pressures from severe cuts in Medicare reimbursement for cancer care. Yet the current healthcare reform plans do not address this crisis in cancer care or...

2010-02-18 08:53:00

Study Sponsored by Community Oncology Alliance Identifies Barriers to Use of Oral Cancer Drugs, Proposes Solutions WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A comprehensive study of oral oncolytic (anti-cancer) drug treatments revealed that while their use is increasingly common, cancer patients frequently face barriers to accessing oral drugs compared to those delivered intravenously in oncology practice settings. Additionally, while oral anti-cancer drugs have advantages such as...

2010-02-12 08:30:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Community oncologists, practice administrators (PAs), executive directors (EDs), and clinical staff interested in learning the most important aspects to be aware of when selecting the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system most appropriate for your particular practice are invited to attend a free webinar at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST) on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010. To register, visit www.opspharmacist.com/opes. Registration is free, but space is...

2010-02-09 18:53:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Clinics of Excellence, the nation's only practice-owned and physician-driven network of community oncologists has announced the addition of The West Clinic, Memphis, TN, to its membership. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080612/AQTH094LOGO) "CCE is very pleased to welcome The West Clinic to our network," said Arthur "Chip" Staddon, MD, Pennsylvania Oncology, Philadelphia, PA and Chairman of CCE. "With the addition of this...

2010-02-04 12:30:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A comprehensive study of the components of the delivery of modern-day cancer care in community oncology practices revealed that Medicare covers only 56% of the actual costs of administering chemotherapy and providing related infusion room services to seniors with cancer. The remaining costs -- for essential services provided such as treatment planning, care coordination, and follow-up care planning -- are not reimbursed by Medicare, causing many...


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