There is considerable data showing that disparities in payment across sites of service increase costs to patients, insurers and taxpayers as well as result in marketplace consolidation that limits patient choice by reducing access to care in the community-setting.

October 19, 2011

Site of Service Cost Differences for Medicare Patients Receiving Chemotherapy, Milliman, October 19, 2011

National spending on cancer care in 2010 is estimated at $125 billion. About 8 million of the almost 14 million Americans living with cancer are over age 65, and approximately half of cancer care spending is associated with Medicare beneficiaries.  Approximately 12% of active cancer patients among Medicare beneficiaries receive chemotherapy in a given year, […]

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