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COA Applauds CMS on 340B Reforms in Final Medicare Rule

(COA) Nov 1, 2017 - The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) applauds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on its recent policy change to curb abuses of the 340B Drug Discount Program.

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Thomas Marsland, MD (Posted: November 08, 2017)

quotesCertainly the original intent of the 340B program is laudable. Throughout the years the program grew and became subject to along list of abuses. Through numerous loop holes this became a vehicle for hospitals to expand costly cancer programs at the expense of more efficient community practices. This ruling is a welcome first step in helping to save the integrity of the program and its transparency. As the article suggests the patients and tax payers will benefit. Hospitals now will have to compete on a more even playing field with private practices and perhaps will learn some of the efficiency community physician had to learn the hard way when the original ASP rule went into effect.quotes

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