COA Commends HHS, CMS on Proposed Physician and Hospital Payment Rules for 2020

July 30, 2019

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) is applauding the Trump administration for its Medicare payment rule updates for physicians and hospitals, saying that the updates demonstrate that HHS and CMS are serious about implementing major reforms to reduce physicians’ unnecessary paperwork and adding competition into the healthcare system.

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) is applauding the Trump administration for its Medicare payment rule updates for physicians and hospitals, saying that the updates demonstrate that HHS and CMS are serious about implementing major reforms to reduce physicians’ unnecessary paperwork and adding competition into the healthcare system.

Changes made by CMS to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposal for 2020 demonstrate that the agency has listened to the feedback of community oncology and recognizes the complexity of cancer care. In addition, COA says that the Outpatients Prospective Payment System Proposal for 2020 is a major step forward in reforming the hospital takeover in the cancer care system.