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Obama Administration Issues New Rounds Of Cancer Care Cuts Amidst Healthcare Reform Chaos
Date:12/18/2013

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) issued a plea today to Congress to immediately stop the latest round of payment cuts the Obama Administration will make effective January 2014 to providing chemotherapy and other life-saving drugs to seniors with cancer.  Additionally, COA called on Congress to stop the sequester cut to cancer drugs by passing the Cancer Patient Protection Act (H.R. 1416), a bill authored by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) and cosponsored by 109 representatives.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced Medicare fees for 2014, which include severe cuts to essential cancer care services. CMS will arbitrarily cut by 7.4% chemotherapy services payments to physician-run community cancer clinics — where close to 70% of the nation's cancer patients are treated — without any cost-based justification. At the same time, CMS will increase payment to hospitals by 29.9%. This is in direct opposition to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's recommendation in their June 2013 Report to Congress that CMS should be achieving payment parity for identical services, regardless of where those services are delivered.

"Our government has consistently and increasingly jeopardized this country's cancer care delivery system," said Dr. Mark Thompson, COA president and an oncologist at the Mark H. Zangmeister Center in Columbus, Ohio. "These latest payment cuts are bad medicine for cancer patients and taxpayers. They will further consolidate cancer care into large corporate medical systems and, in the process, inhibit patient access while increasing costs to patients and taxpayers."

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