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Cancer care unaffected by doctor reimbursement changes

HealthDay/Washington Post, July 9, 2008

Chemotherapy patients have not lost access to care despite federal legislation that has reduced reimbursements to their doctors, according to researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Critics feared the passing of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 would make treatment more difficult, but investigators found little difference in the distance chemo patients traveled to be treated and the time between diagnosis and start of treatment.