6
Mar

Community Oncology Alliance Applauds New Oncology Payment Reform Bill by U.S. Senators Cornyn and Carper

Oncology Medical Home Model Demonstration Project Will Support Quality and Value in Cancer Care

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) commends United States Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Tom Carper (D-DE) for introducing the Cancer Care Payment Reform Act of 2017 (S.463) which establishes a national Oncology Medical Home (OMH) demonstration project to reform the way Medicare pays for cancer care.

The purpose of the bill is to change the way Medicare pays for cancer treatment by supporting high quality, well-coordinated care that lowers costs to patients fighting cancer and the overall health care system. COA will be working with community oncology practices to actively enlist the support of their Senators for this bipartisan legislation and to advance a House companion bill.

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