Two members of Congress visit Virginia Cancer Specialists to gain insight into community-based care

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September 15, 2016
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Two members of Congress visited Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS), a practice in The US Oncology Network, to tour the practice and gain insight into community-based cancer care

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R), 10th District of Virginia, visited the practice’s Loudon facility while Congressman Don Beyer (D), 8th District of Virginia, visited its Arlington location. The legislators were given a tour and also had the opportunity to discuss with VCS physicians federal healthcare priorities and practice perspectives. Discussion topics included site neutral payment, the cost of cancer care, the value of evidence-based medicine and community-based cancer care, genetic counseling and clinical research.

“I’m encouraged by the visits from our state government.  As a community-based oncology practice, we know that evidence-based guidelines and pathways are vital to the success of value-based oncology.  Everyday at Virginia Cancer Specialists we treat  patients with life-threatening disease knowing that they are receiving the highest quality care while addressing the rising costs of cancer care. These challenges in health-care need outcomes that address, incorporate and encourage value.”

Linda Anderson, Executive Director, Virginia Cancer Specialists

“It is encouraging to  see local politicians supporting and being concerned about cancer care provided to their constituents.”

Ajay Dar, MD 

Staff & Congressman Don Beyer

In order of appearance: Kate Witkowski, MS, RN, ANP-BC, OCN, Keeran R. Sampat, M.D., Thomas Butler, M.D., F.A.C.P., Robert Christie, M.D., F.A.C.P., Congressman Don Beyer and John Feigert, M.D.

Staff & Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

In order of appearance: Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, Amit Sarma, M.D., Linda Anderson and Ajay Dar, M.D.