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2014-09-11 20:21:46

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health care stakeholders convened on Capitol Hill today to discuss the importance of preserving patient access to community-based care at a briefing organized by the newly formed Patient Access to Community Treatment (PACT) Coalition, comprised of patient advocacy organizations, provider groups and health care distributors. During the briefing, expert panelists discussed both the financial and quality of life benefits of community-based...

2014-05-07 12:29:59

Sequester cut to cancer drugs exacerbating America's cancer care crisis, limiting patient access to community-based care and driving up Medicare costs WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians and cancer care professionals from across the country are asking lawmakers in Congress this week to stop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from applying the sequester cut to Medicare payments for cancer care drugs as part of a "Virtual Hill Day" supported...

2014-04-11 12:23:39

COA Statement Details Why Medicare Data in Opposition of Administration's Intentions WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) has issued a statement on the release of physician-specific Medicare reimbursement claims data by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in which COA outlines serious concerns with the data. COA finds the data to be incomplete, biased, without context, and an unrepresentative sample of Medicare...

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...

2013-09-17 23:01:50

The Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act of 2013, passed 51-0 by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on July 31, calls for an end to the current Medicare payment formula, which doctors say has underpaid them for years. The Act, also known as House of Representatives bill 2810, aims to increase payments to doctors serving Medicare patients beginning in 2014. - MedicareMall.com San Marcos, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Unanimous passage of U.S. House of Representatives...

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