Sep 03

Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

Haffty, MD, FASTRO. Preliminary data from ASTRO's approximately two-week survey, from July 9 through July 20, of the almost 1,400 community-based radiation therapy centers in the U.S. Signifies that with reimbursement cuts of five to 10 %, nearly 30 % of the procedures indicated they may have to close their doors; approximately 62 % may need to consolidate practice locations; and around 41 % of practices may be forced to discontinue accepting individuals covered by Medicare. ASTRO is asking Congress and CMS to utilize radiation oncology stakeholders to significantly scale back the proposed adjustments to the equipment utilization rate assumption also to restore inclusion of the immediate practice expenses involving picture guidance. We anticipate working closely with policymakers to safeguard patient usage of safe and high-quality radiation therapy through the entire country, concluded Haffty..Carson is a past president and former table member of the Texas Pharmacy Association. John W. Dargavel Medal for Leadership, Support: James H. Vincent NCPA awarded the next medal to James H. Vincent posthumously, with his child Matt Vincent accepting the award onstage on his behalf. Vincent, who was instrumental in advocating to raised safeguard the country’s pharmacists from crime, passed away in 2008. Vincent opened up Shop-All Inc in Colorado in 1959 and served as past president of what’s now known as the Colorado Pharmacists Society. His alma mater, the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, awarded him the Distinguished Assistance Award and has a lecture hall called in his honor now, NCPA noted. NARD® Ownership Award: Frances Cohenour The co-owner of Chad’s Payless Pharmacy and Singing River Healthcare Medical Clinic, Frances Cohenour, PharmD, won this 12 months’s NARD® Ownership Award.