CCS Companies Owe $1.78 Million to Federal, State Governments

CCS Oncology’s difficulties began in July 2016, when Independent Health announced it was dropping CCS from its provider network. (Derek Gee/News file photo)
CCS Oncology’s difficulties began in July 2016, when Independent Health announced it was dropping CCS from its provider network.

CCS Oncology and a related company owe the Internal Revenue Service and New York State a combined $1.78 million in back taxes, according to documents filed with the Erie County Clerk’s Office.

Two weeks after the Internal Revenue Service filed a $1 million tax lien against CCS Oncology, the IRS has placed a new $461,000 lien against a related company, CCS Medical, that shares an address with the large regional provider of community-based cancer care.

And New York State last week filed tax warrants against CCS Oncology and CCS Medical that total $278,166.

The new federal lien and the state tax warrants are the latest financial troubles facing CCS Oncology, which is the subject of a federal investigation, has been sued by vendors and suffered a significant blow when Independent Health dropped the practice from its network last year.

The move by Independent Health took effect last December and led to an exodus of patients and oncologists from CCS, which said it once held 30 percent of the cancer-care market in the area.
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