CPAN Advocate Leader writes letter to the editor – Marietta Daily Journal


More than 300 cancer clinics in America have closed in the last decade as Medicare has decreased payments to the point clinics could no longer cover their overhead. Many community-based clinics sold their practices to large hospital systems, resulting in high costs for Medicare and commercial insurance companies and higher out-of-pocket costs for the patient.

In the greater metro Atlanta area, only one community-based outpatient oncology clinic remains. This limits the number of patients who can receive oncology care in a community setting. Prior to 2010, nearly 85 percent of all patients received treatment in community oncology settings; today, that number has dropped to below 50 percent.

Read Full Letter Here >> MDJ Letter to the Editor