It can be tough running a community-based oncology practice. Hospitals are expanding their oncology operations, there is a shortage of oncologists—particularly business-minded oncologists—and public and private payers have made it more difficult to get paid. Some practices find a way to overcome these obstacles, and some do not. Indeed, according to the Community Oncology Alliance, 380 community clinics have closed and 609 practices have been acquired by hospitals since 2008.
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