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Sep 11, 2017, 12:48 ET Community Oncology Alliance Submits Formal Comments Supporting Proposed Changes to 340B Program

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) has submitted a formal comment letter in support to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS)...


Apr 27, 2017, 07:00 ET 2017 Community Oncology Conference, "Fueling the Cancer Moonshot" Brings Together Pioneering Cancer Care Teams

Today, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) kicks off the 2017 Community Oncology Conference, the theme of which this year is "Fueling the Cancer...


Mar 28, 2017, 00:01 ET COA Completely Disagrees with Draft MedPAC Medicare Part B Recommendations

On Monday the Board of Directors of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) submitted a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)...


Mar 06, 2017, 16:28 ET Community Oncology Alliance Endorses Congressman Collins' Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) endorses the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act (H.R. 1316) and thanks Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA)...


Feb 13, 2017, 08:00 ET COA Applauds Confirmation Of Dr. Tom Price As HHS Secretary

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), I want to express our support for Dr. Tom Price as Secretary of...


Feb 08, 2017, 16:33 ET Community Oncology Alliance State of Community Oncology and 2017 Priorities

Today, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) hosted a "State of the Union" briefing on the state of community oncology at the National Press Club...


Feb 01, 2017, 01:00 ET Murky PBM "DIR Fees" are Increasing the Cost of Medicare Drugs for Patients and Taxpayers

A new White Paper by the law firm of Frier Levitt, LLC examines the ongoing practice by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to increase corporate...


Dec 22, 2016, 14:12 ET Community Oncology Alliance Elects New Officers and Board Members

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP, CEO and managing partner/director of clinical research at New...


Oct 26, 2016, 13:08 ET Community Oncology Alliance Hosts Fifth Payer Exchange Summit

More than 200 oncology care providers, payers, patient advocates, and industry leaders came together this week to discuss payment reform at the...


Oct 04, 2016, 00:01 ET COA Releases 2016 Community Oncology Practice Impact Report

 The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) today released the 2016 Community Oncology Practice Impact Report which tracks the changing landscape of...


Aug 30, 2016, 09:40 ET Pharmacy Benefit Managers Improperly Reinterpret Medicare Rules For Financial Gain

A new White Paper from the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) looks at recent moves by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to increase corporate...


Aug 02, 2016, 07:30 ET Community Oncology Alliance Announces Major Support Initiative for CMS Oncology Care Model

 The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) has launched a major support initiative effort behind the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...


Jul 28, 2016, 13:35 ET Community Oncology Alliance Launches Advanced Practice Provider Network

 The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) has launched a new initiative to support advanced practice providers in oncology. Called the Advanced...


Jul 15, 2016, 11:57 ET Community Oncology Alliance Supports New Oncology Payment Reform Bill by Senators Cornyn and Carper

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) commends Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Tom Carper (D-DE) for introducing the Cancer Care Payment Reform Act...


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...


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...


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...