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CPAN National Updates – Newsletter November 2016

CPAN National Advocacy Educational Call Series

On September 20, CPAN introduced its first national advocacy education call. The intent of the call is to allow all interested participants the opportunity to learn about COA’s patient advocacy efforts.
Our CPAN medical co-chair, Erin Dunbar, M.D, provided a presentation on the important role of Physicians as Advocates. Ted Okon, COA executive director provided national oncology updates with information on the Medicare Part B Cancer Care Experiment and the impact on patient care. He also provided updates on COA’s white paper, Pharmacy Benefits Managers improperly re-interpreting Medicare rules, improperly declaring all physician dispensing to be out of network, disrupting patient care.

The next call is scheduled for December 13, 2016 at 8:00pm EST. To participate, dial in: 1-719-457-6443, passcode: 248688

Patient Stories Project

We recently invited all patients, survivors and caregivers affiliated with a community oncology practice to share these experiences via our patient stories project. 

If you are a cancer patient or survivor that was treated in a community cancer clinic, where close to 70% of cancer patients receive their care, we want to hear your story. 

Community cancer clinics are privately owned physician practices, other types of cancer care settings are academic cancer centers and hospitals. If yes, we would like to hear your story.

Step 1: Go to the CPAN Website www.COAadvocacy.org
Step 2: Click on Get Involved tab and select Share Your Story www.COAadvocacy.org/submit-your-personal-story
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