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House Bill to Provide Cancer Patients With Solution for Quality Cancer Care Within an Equitable Medicare Model
Date:6/18/2009

Members of Congress Seek Oncology Best Practices as First Step in Cancer Care Reform

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Representatives Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL), Steve Israel (D-NY) and Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH) have introduced H.R. 2872, the Medicare Quality Cancer Care Demonstration Act of 2009. H.R. 2872 is a bill that will authorize Congress to direct the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement the Quality Cancer Care Demonstration (QCCD) project.

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a nonprofit group of medical practitioners who deliver cancer care across the country, has been working with the 111th Congress for the QCCD project, described as the "architecture of a solution" to today's cancer care crisis. Health care reform is President Barack Obama's top domestic issue, and when it comes to cancer care, it is overwhelmingly critical.

The QCCD is a multi-phased project that involves medical providers collecting data and implementing a patient-centric program that rewards quality cancer care while controlling costs. The objective of the QCCD is to combine two critical patient enhancing components: treatment planning and end of life care.

"As we address the health care crisis in this country, we can't allow cancer care to fall by the wayside," said Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL). "This bill would expand the availability and quality of care for millions of cancer patients and is a step in the right direction in closing the inequities in the payment system. This bill will help ensure an adequate level of both early treatment and end of life care for patients facing cancer."

This national demonstration project would be implemented in phases by CMS. The QCCD would enable COA to assemble oncologists from practices across the country with advanced electronic medical records for cutting edge data to supplement Medicare claims presente
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