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May 09, 2016, 11:19 ET COA Submits Formal Comments on CMS Medicare Part B "Model"

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) today submitted formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the...


Apr 05, 2016, 00:01 ET Landmark Study Takes In-Depth Look at Cost Drivers of Cancer Care

A Milliman study released today shows that over the last decade the total costs of treating patients with cancer in the United States have risen no...


Mar 17, 2016, 13:39 ET 316 of Nation's Leading Health Care and Patient Advocacy Groups Implore Congress to Oppose Medicare's Experiment

Today, 316 leading healthcare and patient advocacy organizations sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader...


Mar 09, 2016, 09:13 ET Community Oncology Alliance Letter on Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model

 Today, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) sent a letter to HHS Secretary Burwell and CMS Acting Director Slavitt regarding the recently...


Feb 11, 2016, 12:49 ET President's Budget Grounds Cancer Moonshot; Fails Patients and Taxpayers

 The federal budget just released by President Obama contains another harmful cut to Medicare payments for cancer drugs. If implemented, the...


Jan 11, 2016, 10:01 ET Community Oncology Alliance Elects New Officers and Board Members for 2016

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for community oncology practices and the patients they...


Oct 28, 2015, 09:09 ET Community Oncology Alliance Applauds Inclusion of Medicare Payment Site Neutrality in Budget

 The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) applauds Congress for including a fix to the disparity in Medicare payments to hospital outpatient...


Sep 15, 2015, 08:00 ET New Study Reveals 340B Program Significantly Larger Than Previously Understood

 A new study released today from the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) finds that the 340B drug discount program is significantly larger than...


Apr 23, 2015, 08:00 ET New Study Confirms Quality Of Care And Cost Efficiency Of Integrated Community Oncology Practices

 The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) released a comprehensive study of the value provided and challenges faced by integrated community...


Apr 23, 2015, 08:00 ET Community Oncology Alliance Endorses New Bipartisan Oncology Payment Reform Bill, H.R.1934

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) commends Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA5) and Steve Israel (D-NY3) for introducing the Cancer...


Mar 19, 2015, 08:45 ET Community Oncology Alliance Announces Support Of Bill To Help Stabilize The Nation's Deteriorating Cancer Care Delivery System

 The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving access to community cancer care, announced its...


Oct 21, 2014, 08:00 ET Nation's Cancer Care Infrastructure Consolidating, Increasing Costs And Creating Access Issues

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) today released its fifth annual Community Oncology Practice Impact Report. The report documents an 82%...


Jun 10, 2014, 08:40 ET Study Reveals Shift To 340B Hospitals Increases Costs Of Cancer Treatment For Seniors And Medicare

 The Berkeley Research Group (BRG) released a new study sponsored by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) on the cost of cancer treatment. The...


May 07, 2014, 10:06 ET Cancer Care Advocates Urge Congress to Stop Sequester Cut to Cancer Drugs

 Physicians and cancer care professionals from across the country are asking lawmakers in Congress this week to stop the Centers for Medicare...


Apr 11, 2014, 10:44 ET COA States "CMS Release Of Medicare Claims Data Misleading, Confusing, And Potentially Harmful To Cancer Patients"

 The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) has issued a statement on the release of physician-specific Medicare reimbursement claims data by the...


Apr 09, 2014, 07:00 ET 2014 Community Oncology Conference Spotlights Stark Contrasts: Exciting Advances in Treatment and Payment versus Deeping Cancer Care Crisis

The theme for the just-completed 2014 Community Oncology Conference, Community Oncology 2.0: Blazing a New Way Forward, was borne out by the...


Mar 24, 2014, 07:00 ET Community Cancer Care Leaders Implore Congressional Leadership to Address Growing Crisis

Citing closures of community cancer clinics coast-to-coast, mergers with large hospitals, and increasing barriers to accessing care, the nation's...


Mar 03, 2014, 08:00 ET Community Oncology Alliance Surveys Impact of IV Fluid Shortage on Cancer Patients

 The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) has released the results of its IV Fluid Shortage Survey. Sixty-six practices from across the country...


Dec 18, 2013, 12:29 ET Obama Administration Issues New Rounds Of Cancer Care Cuts Amidst Healthcare Reform Chaos

 The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) issued a plea today to Congress to immediately stop the latest round of payment cuts the Obama...


Oct 23, 2013, 15:12 ET Bipartisan Group Of 114 Members Of Congress Send Letter To Stop Additional Cuts To Cancer Care Payments

 The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced its full support of a letter to stop the proposed 2014 Physician Fee Schedule cuts to Medicare...


Jul 18, 2013, 13:17 ET H.R. 1416 "Cancer Patient Protection Act Of 2013" Reaches Milestone Of Over 100 Cosponsors

 The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) today lauds Representative Renee Ellmers of North Carolina who is the sponsor of the Cancer Patient...


Jun 25, 2013, 10:38 ET Cancer Clinic Closings And Consolidation: Ongoing Cuts To Care And Increasing Treatment Costs

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and fostering community cancer care, today released its...


May 20, 2013, 08:00 ET Community Oncology Organizations, Clinics and Patients Support the Bipartisan "Preserve Community Cancer Care Act"

A majority of cancer patients receive their treatment at community clinics. Today, that care is being threatened by a payment calculation in...


May 09, 2013, 08:44 ET Sequestration Cuts Threaten Seniors' Cancer Care While Increasing Medicare Costs

 The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and fostering community cancer care, announced today...


Apr 23, 2013, 15:17 ET Bipartisan Group of 124 Lawmakers Express Concern That Medicare Cuts to Life-Sustaining Cancer Drugs Threatening Patient Care

 The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Community Oncology Alliance (COA), ION Solutions and The US Oncology Network today commended...