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2009-07-08 07:15:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced results of a national survey that reveals the inability to pay for cancer care is among Americans' top fears about the disease. Seven out of ten report being very concerned about paying for cancer treatment if they developed the disease (69%), the same proportion who are very concerned about dying of it (68%). Only the cancer consequences of having a poor quality of life (75%) and being in pain (72%) evoke...

2009-07-08 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Today almost 100 patients and oncologists, who are members of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), will meet on Capitol Hill to rally in support of health care reform, spotlighting cancer care and the needs of cancer patients. COA will announce and discuss the results of a nationwide survey of more than 1,000 Americans regarding their concerns about cancer treatment insurance coverage, the first survey to chronicle cancer care concerns in regards to...

2009-06-18 10:47:00

Members of Congress Seek Oncology Best Practices as First Step in Cancer Care Reform WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Representatives Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL), Steve Israel (D-NY) and Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH) have introduced H.R. 2872, the Medicare Quality Cancer Care Demonstration Act of 2009. H.R. 2872 is a bill that will authorize Congress to direct the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement the Quality Cancer Care Demonstration (QCCD) project....

2009-06-11 07:15:00

- Members of Congress Seek to Stem Growing Healthcare Coverage Shortfalls - WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate has introduced a bill, S. 1221, "The Medicare Prompt Pay Correction Act," a companion bill to H.R. 1392, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and currently has 45 co-sponsors. The Senate bill was introduced by Senators Arlen Specter (D-PA) and Pat Roberts (R-KS). The bill is a step forward in addressing problems with Medicare reimbursement for...

2009-05-26 11:55:00

  WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that it has created the Quality Cancer Care Demonstration (QCCD) project, a landmark initiative to transform the payment system for cancer care. The QCCD will focus on patients covered by Medicare (approximately 45% of cancer patients), involving the collection of data and implementation of a patient-centric program that enhances quality cancer care while controlling costs.   "The need for...

2009-03-10 12:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives Gene Green (D-TX), Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Mike Ross (D-AR), Ed Towns (D-NY), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Mike Rogers (R-MI), Betty Sutton (D-OH), Bart Gordon (D-TN), Lee Terry (R-NE) and Ralph Hall (R-TX) today introduced H.R. 1392. This bill will amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more appropriate payment amounts for drugs and biologicals under Part B of the Medicare Program by excluding customary prompt pay...

2009-02-06 17:49:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Clinics of Excellence, LLC, the nation's only physician-driven network of community oncologists, announced the completion of its 62nd comprehensive Evidence-Based Treatment Protocol covering 11 of the leading oncology disease states at the 4th Annual Community Oncology Conference today. "Our 200+ member national oncology group is now fully prepared to launch the protocols across its network in 16 States," announced Frederick M. Schnell, MD,...

2009-02-06 17:19:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Clinics of Excellence, LLC, the nation's only practice-owned and physician driven network of community oncologists has announced the addition of four new practices to its membership. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080612/AQTH094LOGO) "CCE is pleased to welcome Associates in Oncology /Hematology of Rockville, MD, Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates, Joliet, IL, Suburban Hematology-Oncology Associates,...

2009-02-05 10:50:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen H. Schneider, Ph.D., professor of Environmental Biology and Global Change at Stanford University, a climatologist and cancer survivor who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual Community Oncology Conference Feb. 5-7 at the FireSky Hotel in Scottsdale. The conference attracts health care professionals from community settings, where 84% percent of the cancer care...

2009-01-28 12:35:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Cobb, M.D., a community-based oncologist in Billings, Montana, has been elected president of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a national advocacy group for cancer patients and professionals. "It's a great honor to be chosen to lead COA for the next year," said Dr. Cobb, who is managing partner of Hematology-Oncology Centers of the Northern Rockies in Billings, Montana. "Community cancer care faces severe challenges, and I'm looking...


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