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CPAN Advocates to converge on Capitol Hill & stand up for local cancer care

On Wednesday, April 26th, patient advocates from across the country will converge on Capitol Hill to let Congress know about the importance of local, community cancer care in their lives. Patients, survivors, family members, caregivers, and others will urge their elected officials to support smart public policies that help keep...
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COA Completely Disagrees with Draft MedPAC Medicare Part B Recommendations

Ignores Realities of American Cancer Care System and, If Implemented, Will Only Fuel More Medicare Spending On Monday the Board of Directors of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) submitted a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) regarding its recent draft recommendations on Medicare Part B. In the letter,...
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Community Oncology Alliance State of Community Oncology and 2017 Priorities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) hosted a “State of the Union” briefing on the state of community oncology at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. More than 100 representatives of national cancer care, patient advocacy, provider, and industry organizations heard updates on...
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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...
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CPAN Director’s Report – Newsletter November 2016

I hope everyone is enjoying the fall season. In our previous newsletter, you learned about our CPAN advocates on Capitol Hill meeting with congressional staff to deliver the CPAN message – We Support the Cure and Advocate for the Care. They shared their patient stories and what community oncology means...
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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...
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