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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 Medicare ...


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 the...


Apr 23, 2013, 03:17 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 a...


Apr 12, 2013, 10:43 ET Joint Statement On The President's Budget From The American Society Of Clinical Oncology, Community Oncology Alliance, ION Solutions and The US Oncology Network

The President has released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2014, which proposes new reductions for cancer care services. Taken in combination...


Apr 03, 2013, 11:37 ET National Cancer Organizations Issue Joint Statement On Devastating Impact Of Sequestration

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), in conjunction with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), International Oncology...


Apr 01, 2013, 02:22 ET Joint Statement in Response to Community Cancer Sequester Cuts Effective Today from The American Society of Clinical Oncology, Community Oncology Alliance, International Oncology Network/AmerisourceBergen and The US Oncology Network

The following statement was issued today by Community Oncology Alliance: Today, America's seniors and the physicians who care for them will begin to...


Mar 14, 2013, 09:40 ET Sequestration Cuts Threaten Seniors' Cancer Care And Will Increase Medicare Costs

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today the results of a national survey of oncology providers about the impact of the sequestration...


Feb 27, 2013, 08:00 ET Congressional Bill Introduced To Fix Problem With Faulty Medicare Payment For Cancer Drugs

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced its support today of H.R. 800 to exclude manufacturer-to-distributor prompt pay discounts from...


Feb 19, 2013, 10:00 ET Florida Oncologists And Advocates To Attend National Cancer Meeting March 22-23, 2013

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


Nov 15, 2012, 08:00 ET Survey of Oncologists Reveals 98.9% of Physicians Experienced Cancer Drug Shortages in Last 12 Months

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


Oct 02, 2012, 01:43 ET Community Cancer Care Advocacy Forums To Be Held In Washington, D.C.

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) and Vital Options International will host the launch event for a series of Community Cancer Care Advocacy Day...


Sep 25, 2012, 11:41 ET Community Cancer Care Advocates Meet With Senators And Representatives In Annual Hill Day

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


Aug 01, 2012, 08:00 ET Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Awards $19 Million Grant to Develop Oncology Medical Home Model

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


Jul 18, 2012, 08:00 ET COA Oncology Medical Home Committee Approves 16 Measures To Evaluate And Reward Quality, Cost Efficiency And Outcomes

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


Apr 04, 2012, 11:32 ET Community Oncology Continues Precipitous Consolidation of Cancer Care

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


Sep 01, 2011, 11:01 ET Proposed Medicare Cuts Threaten Cancer Care for Seniors

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding proposed changes to the...


Jul 20, 2011, 02:08 ET Susanne Johnson-Berns Named President of Georgia Chapter of National Cancer Organization

Today the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) named Susanne Johnson-Berns the Georgia Chapter President of the Community Oncology Alliance Patient...


Jul 14, 2011, 08:00 ET National Cancer and Patient Organizations Urge President and Congress: "Don't Sacrifice Cancer Patients in Debt Ceiling Negotiations"

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that it has joined with multiple cancer and patient organizations, including The American...


Jul 06, 2011, 05:52 ET Robert "Bo" Gamble Joins Community Oncology Alliance as Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that Robert "Bo" Gamble has joined the organization as Director of Strategic Practice...


May 05, 2011, 08:00 ET Senate Bill Introduced to Correct Medicare Drug Reimbursement

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and lead co-sponsor U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have introduced S. 733, a bipartisan bill designed to address ...


Mar 31, 2011, 05:59 ET Pace of Community Cancer Clinic Closures Increasing: An Escalating Trend

According to an updated Practice Closings Report released today by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), oncologists around the U.S. are closing...


Mar 03, 2011, 06:01 ET House Bill Introduced to Correct Medicare Drug Reimbursement

U.S. Representatives Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Gene Green (D-TX) today introduced H.R. 905. The bipartisan bill, which has 15 co-sponsors, proposes to...


Feb 23, 2011, 12:41 ET Annual Community Oncology Conference Debuts New Patient Advocacy Track

Members of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) will attend and present at the sixth annual Community Oncology Conference, February 25-26, 2011, in...


Dec 01, 2010, 08:00 ET Survey: Medicare Cuts to Cause 82% of Cancer Clinics to Cut Staff and Reduce or Stop Seeing Medicare Patients

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced results of a national survey of oncology practices, in which 82% are likely to reduce or stop seeing...