Navigation Links
National Oncologist Group Warns: Current Health Care Reform Legislation Woefully Short in Addressing Cancer Care Crisis
Date:12/10/2009

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) today issued a statement warning that oncologists throughout the U.S. may face closing their practices if critical Medicare reimbursement fixes for treating cancer patients are not made as a part of health care reform.

"Current health reform legislation before Congress does not address major inadequacies in Medicare reimbursement and substantial cuts coming in January to cancer care," said Patrick Cobb, M.D., president of COA and managing partner of Hematology-Oncology Centers of the Northern Rockies in Billings, Montana. "These problems are impacting oncologists now. Many have had to let staff go, and some have already closed practices in communities across the U.S."

"Released this week, the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer highlighted the progress made in treating cancer over the past 30 years. This country's cancer care system deserves much of the credit for helping cancer patients receive high quality treatment near home, in their own communities," continued Dr. Cobb. "But this system is under threat if President Obama and Congress do not act before January. These January cuts threaten the viability of the nation's community cancer care delivery system, where 84% of Americans with cancer are treated, and jeopardize patients' access to care."

In separate letters to President Barack Obama, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, COA president Dr. Cobb submitted a statement approved by the COA Board of Directors, including a six-part recommendation on solving the cancer care crisis. COA noted that the recent financial crisis has exposed the fragility of the health care payment system, with more Americans unable to afford cancer care and falling between the treatment cracks.

In a national call to action, the organization is encouraging oncology professio
'/>"/>

SOURCE Community Oncology Alliance
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Linguists to gather in Baltimore for national conference
2. Children's National Named to the 2009 Leapfrog Group Best Hospitals List
3. Nonprofit Partners With PR Company and Gains International Attention
4. Medical Travel Quality Alliance to Certify Medical Tourism Agents for Safer, Quality Health Care for Traveling International Patients
5. CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank Receives Grant From HRSA to Increase the National Cord Blood Inventory
6. Lung Cancer Alliance Praises Growing National Coalition
7. New National Study Spotlights Importance of Federal Medicare Funding to Propping-Up Seniors Deteriorating State Medicaid Benefits and Services
8. National Business Group on Health Elects Sally Welborn, Walmart Executive, to Board of Directors
9. The National Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Selects ATTUS Technologies as Preferred Provider for OFAC, OIG, EPLS and USA PATRIOT Act Compliance
10. Consumers Choose Dallas Hospital for National Award Based on Quality and Image
11. Orion Health Participates in International Forum to Break Down Barriers for Health Information Exchange
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/28/2015)... (PRWEB) May 28, 2015 On Sunday, ... Longest Day®, a team event to honor the strength, ... annually on summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset ... the disease and their caregivers. Participants raise funds and ... of the Alzheimer’s Association. , Teams are encouraged to ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... The Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic ... Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) and through ... can receive much more support as play begins for the ... Boys & Girls Club member and volunteer with the organization ... has accepted the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... May 28, 2015 New Jersey Plastic ... in delivering world-class results. With over 30 years ... a background in art, Dr. Rafizadeh knows what it ... approach to Plastic Surgery involves the principles of proportion, ... a superior level of comfort and personalized care from ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, Brevard’s ... Beard as the new marketing director for Clevens Face ... all marketing and promotional events for the practice. Beard ... developing compelling marketing strategies to achieve targeted results. Prior ... as guest communication manager at the Walt Disney World ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... May 28, 2015 The Paw ... unveiled a dramatic billboard intended to educate the Oregon ... at the busy intersection of Market Street and Park ... reads “If You’re for De-clawing Cats, Raise Your Hand,” ... the last joint, providing a graphic and anatomically-correct representation ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Golf Pro Natalie Gulbis to Chip in with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to Support Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City 2Health News:Golf Pro Natalie Gulbis to Chip in with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to Support Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City 3Health News:"NJ Top Doc", Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh is Excited to Offer New Services at his Plastic Surgery Practice 2Health News:"NJ Top Doc", Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh is Excited to Offer New Services at his Plastic Surgery Practice 3Health News:Clevens Face and Body Specialists Welcomes Teresa Beard as Marketing Director 2Health News:Declawing is Cruel, Education is the Key - Says the Paw Project 2Health News:Declawing is Cruel, Education is the Key - Says the Paw Project 3
... 2007, report shows , , THURSDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) ... 2000 and 2007, according to a new report, and ... international campaign to increase measles vaccination rates is working. ... and Prevention report, the number of deaths fell from ...
... 4 SecureWorks(R), a leading Security as a,Service provider, reports ... hacker attacks they are blocking for their retail clients.,Attempted attacks ... in,the first six months of the year to 133,000 per ... statistics represent the attack activity for 36 major,retail corporations located ...
... ninety percent of Americans pray, more than half of us once ... to keep our jobs, and to strengthen our relationships. And we ... of us are sure God exists and others pray simply to ... the current issue of Poetics analyzed 683 prayers written ...
... 4, 2008 Use of the drug interferon as ... liver disease associated with the hepatitis C virus is ... from nine other institutions have found in a multicenter ... HALT-C (Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-Term Treatment Against Cirrhosis) Trial, ...
... diabetes do not know that they have it, and ... they are at risk. A University of Missouri ... at highest risk for having undetected hyperglycemia, impaired fasting ... identified early, patients may benefit from preventative strategies that ...
... Dec. 4 The key to survival in ... clients into brand,advocates. Have you taken the first ... a competitive differentiator, by using,innovative listening posts -- ... tracking? , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Worldwide Measles Deaths Drop Dramatically 2Health News:Worldwide Measles Deaths Drop Dramatically 3Health News:Major Retailers Experience 161% Increase in Attempted Hacker Attacks, According to SecureWorks 2Health News:Major Retailers Experience 161% Increase in Attempted Hacker Attacks, According to SecureWorks 3Health News:Major Retailers Experience 161% Increase in Attempted Hacker Attacks, According to SecureWorks 4Health News:Major Retailers Experience 161% Increase in Attempted Hacker Attacks, According to SecureWorks 5Health News:A book of common prayers 2Health News:HALT-C researchers: Interferon as long-term treatment for hepatitis C not effective 2Health News:Researcher develops screening tool to identify patients with prediabetes 2Health News:How to Ensure Your Company's Survival: Leaders to Discuss at the 11th Annual Customer Experience Conference in Las Vegas 2
(Date:5/28/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gsqwpp/proteomics ) ... report "Proteomics - Technologies, Markets and Companies" ... describes and evaluates the proteomic technologies that will ... diagnostics and practice of medicine in the post-genomic ... century. Most commonly used technologies are 2D gel ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... -- It takes one act of kindness, one vision and ... hunger and poverty. AbelsonTaylor marks the act on World ... donation to Heifer International will be directed to the ... Tanzania . The donation will reach 1,428 ... lives forever. Nearly 800 million people globally ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... DIEGO , May 28, 2015  Service ... programs, today announced that Fresenius Kabi, a global ... technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition, has ... & Performance (SCP) Standards for the seventh ... quantify service effectiveness based upon a stringent set ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Proteomics Market 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies (Updated Edition) 2Global Proteomics Market 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies (Updated Edition) 3AbelsonTaylor Honors World Hunger Day 2Fresenius Kabi Recognized by Service Strategies Corp. for Technical Service Excellence 2Fresenius Kabi Recognized by Service Strategies Corp. for Technical Service Excellence 3
... 2, 2011 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... replace an aortic heart valve damaged by senile aortic ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Senile aortic valve stenosis is a ... aortic valve that cause the valve to narrow. As ...
... Nov. 2, 2011 Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... and services for drug discovery and life sciences research, ... (CDAS) unit has launched a new services offering based ... effects of drug candidates on functional activity of proteins ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Approves First Artificial Aortic Heart Valve Placed Without Open-Heart Surgery 2FDA Approves First Artificial Aortic Heart Valve Placed Without Open-Heart Surgery 3Caliper Launches New Platform for Drug Safety Prediction and Oncology Research 2Caliper Launches New Platform for Drug Safety Prediction and Oncology Research 3
Flat serrated handle with polished finish. Spread between curved tips: 2.0 mm. Overall length: 5 inches. Most popular size or model....
Flat serrated handle with polished finish. Spread between curved tips: 1.5 mm. Overall length: 5 inches. Most popular size or model....
Round, knurled handle with polished finish and straight shaft. 1 mm ring curette 1.5 mm high, 33 mm shaft. Overall length: 5.1 inches....
3.5 mm cup. Straight 31 mm shaft with flat handle and polished finish. Overall length: 4.9 inches....
Medicine Products: