WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) hosted a "State of the
Attendees learned the latest about COA's industry leading initiatives that support community oncology practices and, most importantly, the patients they serve. These include ongoing initiatives to support community oncology practice administrators (COA Administrators Network, CAN), patient advocates (COA Patient Advocacy Network, CPAN), pharmacists (Community Oncology Pharmacy Association, COPA), nurses (COA Advanced Practice Provider Network, CAPP), the Oncology Care Model (COA OCM Support Network), and the Oncology Medical Home (OMH).
At the briefing, COA also presented its four specific priorities for 2017 and challenged attendees to work together to advance them. These include:
Following the main discussion, in-depth sessions were held for attendees to learn about challenges practices are facing in the OCM, COA's proposals for how to move the model forward, and how the entire cancer care community can provide input. Another in-depth discussion provided updates on COA's latest investigatory White Paper on PBMs and ways patients are being impacted by them. Patient and advocacy groups were also invited to discuss COA's plans to significantly expand the COA Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) and explore opportunities to partner on future advocacy efforts.
About Community Oncology Alliance: The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a non-profit organization, is the leader in advocating for patients and their providers in the community cancer care setting, where the majority of Americans with cancer are treated. The mission of COA is ensure that cancer patients receive quality, affordable, and accessible cancer care, in their own communities, that is physician directed. Learn more about at www.CommunityOncology.org.
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