February 15, 2011 - CHP/PCOR In the News
The 112th Congress: What's in Store for Cancer Care in 2011?
Appeared in The ASCO Post, February 15, 2011
By Ronald Piana
The 111th Congress is gone but not forgotten, having passed into law the landmark Affordable Care Act of 2010. Although this legislation has several interesting appropriations for cancer research, a core principle of the bill is finding ways to reduce health-care spending, which gives the oncology community an uneasy sense of déjà vu: The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 hammered oncology with deep cuts in reimbursement for Part B drugs, leaving many community infusion centers underwater. Oncology practices, especially smaller one- to three-person groups, have to wonder how much more change they can take.
- Alan M. Garber
Provost of Harvard University, Mallinckrodt Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and a Professor of Economics in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Former CHP/PCOR Director; Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor Emeritus
- ASCO Post article