The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) needs your PBM “Bad Behavior” stories!

Please sign up by March 21st, 2019 to volunteer for one of the California Dialogue On Cancer subcommittees that will develop content for the 2021-2025 cancer plan. To view more information click here and go to California News.

Researchers find ‘modest improvement’ in physician burnout and call for continued efforts to address the problem. Despite the drop, burnout remains an issue, and the burnout rate among physicians is higher than in other professions, researchers wrote. To view more information click here and go to MOASC News.

The Senate Finance Committee has announced a hearing on PBMs that will have representatives from the top 5 PBMs testifying.  The hearing was scheduled for April 3rd but it is believed it may be pushed back a week. The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) is going to provide key Senate offices with information on all aspects of PBM bad behavior, including patient medication delays and denials, DIR fees, patient trolling, network exclusions, etc., etc., etc.  COA is going to go all out with legislative, legal, and media efforts to make sure your stories get out.  To view more information click here and go to National News.

In the February 5, 2019 edition of this publication, the California Oncology Weekly informed their readers of ASCO’s receipt of information from members that some practices and providers in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System received inaccurate 2019 payment adjustments due to Medicare Part B drug costs incorrectly being included in the adjustments. To view more information click here and go to CMS News.

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March 19, 2019

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