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2014-03-24 08:27:51

Medicare payment reform legislation needed to avoid irreversible damage to system serving millions of American seniors WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing closures of community cancer clinics coast-to-coast, mergers with large hospitals, and increasing barriers to accessing care, the nation's leading community cancer care organizations are asking Congressional leaders to pass Medicare reform legislation to stabilize a critical program serving millions of U.S. seniors...

2013-09-11 12:25:16

Bipartisan legislation lifts geographic licensure restrictions in Medicare WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health IT Now Coalition today commended Congressmen Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) for their commitment to the health of America's seniors and the disabled by introducing the TELEmedicine for MEDicare (TELE-MED) Act, which allows Medicare providers to treat Medicare patients electronically across state lines without the need to obtain...

2013-04-18 12:27:56

Recommendations Urge Better Quality, Higher Value Health Care WASHINGTON, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Health Care Cost Containment Initiative released a comprehensive package of reforms designed to lower health care costs and improve quality and value in our health care delivery system today. The proposal, which includes an enhanced Medicare system and reforms the tax treatment of employer-provided health benefits, would slow the rate of...

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...

2013-04-01 16:24:09

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by Community Oncology Alliance: Today, America's seniors and the physicians who care for them will begin to feel the impact of a federal government policy that was never supposed to happen. Sequestration has been applied to Medicare, reducing payments to physicians and care providers. This is bad news for all seniors, but likely devastating for seniors struggling with cancer. The Administration...

2013-02-27 08:29:20

Strong Bi-partisan Support for H.R. 800 to Stem Cancer Care Crisis; Community Oncology Alliance Announces Support WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced its support today of H.R. 800 to exclude manufacturer-to-distributor prompt pay discounts from Medicare's payment for cancer drugs. H.R. 800 would fix a flaw in Medicare that artificially reduces cancer drug reimbursement, which has led to access problems and increased costs to...