20
Dec

Medicare Part B Experiment Dead

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) believes that, rx for all intents and purposes, the Medicare Part B experiment (demo) on cancer care is dead.

Late last week, top Democrats, including incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, requested that the Obama administration not release the final rule implementing this perverse experiment on seniors’ cancer care via drug reimbursement cuts.

Combined with the fact that Friday was the last day the rule could have been released and implemented under the Obama administration – there is a 60-day hold period from the date a rule is released to when it can be put into effect – COA is extremely optimistic that the Medicare Part B experiment on cancer care is dead.

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