Crisis is cancer care

October 4, 2010

Medicare only covers 57% of the actual costs of delivering chemotherapy and provided related infusion room services to seniors with cancer: Watch this important video: Cancer Care is in Crisis: Stop The Cancer Care Cuts

Medicare only covers 57% of the actual costs of delivering chemotherapy and provided related infusion room services to seniors with cancer: Watch this important video: Cancer Care is in Crisis: Stop The Cancer Care Cuts

The dreaded sustainable growth rate formula (SGR) that cuts physicians’ Medicare pay takes effect in 61 days (Dec. 1) but already the American Medical Association, 66 specialist practitioner societies and 50 state medical groups, are sounding the alarm.  Once again…

According to major cancer organizations such as the Community Oncology Alliance, (COA), if nothing is done, the 23% cut in physician fees Dec. 1, will be followed by another 6.5% cut Jan. 1, reductions that could seriously impair the ability of seniors to access care because many physicians who now accept Medicare beneficiaries will stop doing so.

Watch this video, and pass along to your collegues…