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Jun 12, 2019, 18:08 ET Community Oncology Alliance Announces Ambitious Reform Model to Improve Cancer Care and Reduce Costs

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) has developed an innovative and ambitious reform model to improve quality, reduce costs, and provide important...


Apr 09, 2019, 14:28 ET PBM Middlemen Continue to Dodge Responsibility for Patient Suffering and Rising Drug Prices

Statement from Ted Okon, Executive Director, Community Oncology Alliance (COA): Today's Senate Finance Committee hearing was a reminder that pharmacy ...


May 11, 2018, 04:07 ET Community Oncology Alliance Statement on President's Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump's recently announced blueprint to lower drug...


Feb 22, 2018, 05:00 ET Community Oncology Alliance Names Dr. Frederick M. Schnell to Newly Created Medical Director Position

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that Frederick M. Schnell, M.D., F.A.C.P., has been appointed to the newly created staff...


Feb 21, 2018, 10:53 ET COA: Analysis Shows Virginia Hospitals Benefit From Recent Changes In Medicare Payment

Hospitals in Virginia, especially those in rural areas, will benefit from recent changes to Medicare payments, including changes to reimbursement of...


Feb 13, 2018, 02:14 ET COA: Analysis Shows Ohio Hospitals Benefit From Recent Changes In Medicare Payment

Hospitals in Ohio, especially those in rural areas, will benefit from recent changes to Medicare payments, including changes to reimbursement of...


Feb 12, 2018, 03:56 ET COA: Analysis Shows New Mexico Hospitals Benefit From Recent Changes In Medicare Payment

Hospitals in New Mexico, especially those in rural areas, will benefit from recent changes to Medicare prescription drug payments, including changes...


Feb 12, 2018, 03:43 ET COA: Analysis Shows Florida Hospitals Benefit From Recent Changes In Medicare Payment

Hospitals in Florida, especially those in rural areas, will benefit from recent changes to Medicare prescription drug payments, including changes to...


Feb 08, 2018, 12:07 ET COA: Analysis Shows Texas Hospitals Benefit From Recent Changes In Medicare Payment

Hospitals in Texas, especially those in rural areas, will benefit from recent changes to Medicare prescription drug payments, including changes to a...


Feb 08, 2018, 11:59 ET COA: Analysis Shows Arkansas Hospitals Benefit From Recent Changes In Medicare Payment

Hospitals in Arkansas, especially those in rural areas, will benefit from recent changes to Medicare prescription drug payments, including changes to ...


Nov 30, 2017, 06:25 ET Community Oncologists Hold Emergency Hill Day to Warn Congress on Medicare Sequester

Community oncology leaders are in D.C. today for emergency meetings with Congress and the Administration to warn them on the impact on cancer care of ...


Nov 01, 2017, 19:28 ET COA Applauds CMS on 340B Reforms in Final Medicare Rule

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) applauds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on its recent policy change to curb abuses of the...


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, 15:28 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, 07:00 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 Health...


Feb 08, 2017, 15:33 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 in...


Feb 01, 2017, 00:00 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, 02:12 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, 01:08 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, 12:01 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 cancer ...


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 profits...


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 (CMS)...


Jul 28, 2016, 01:35 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 Practice...