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U.S. Representative Doug Collins Urges Advocacy at ION Solutions Meeting


On September 23, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) joined Stacie Heller, VP of Policy, Brad Tallamy, Director of Government Affairs and Dr. David Eagle, past president of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) in a policy-focused panel discussion at an ION Solutions meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Peter Rooney, Strategic Account Manager ION, Mark Santos, President ION GPO,
Stacie Heller, VP of Policy,  Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), Brian Ansay,
Sr. VP Sales and Corporate Services, Shannon Coven, VP of Operations ION

After Stacie Heller kicked off the session highlighting major policy victories over the past 12 months, including the Part B Demo withdrawal and CVS Caremark’s in-office dispensing exclusion reversal, Rep. Collins delivered an impassioned address about the harmful effects of DIR fees and other PBM practices on community providers’ ability to deliver high-quality, patient-centric care. The panel delved into other issues affecting community-based care, including sequestration, the distributor prompt pay discount inclusion in Part B reimbursement, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) implementation, and the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

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