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  • Telemedicine and Cancer Care Bashur
    Telemedicine and Cancer Care: Today’s Learnings for a Post-Pandemic World
    By Rashid L. Bashshur, PhD

    Despite a century-long history and a substantial body of recent empirical evidence that attests to its clinical and economic effectiveness and improved access, telemedicine has yet to become a routine part of clinical practice for the majority of clinicians. If used appropriately, it can serve as an effective substitute for in-person care which does not require physical examination in nearly all facets of the medical care process, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and follow-up.

  • Cancer and Telemedicine
    By Rashid Bashshur, PhD

    When diagnosed with cancer, the typical patient responds with trepidation, anxiety, and fear. This experience engenders a bewildering set of questions, including the cause, treatment options, prognosis, appropriate sources of care, and affordability. Of paramount importance is ready access to expert resources with the requisite knowledge and skill. Telemedicine is a modality of care that addresses all these issues.

  • Virtual Navigation to Clinical Trials
    By Jennifer C. King, PhD

    In the current oncology clinical trials landscape, many barriers remain to clinical trial enrollment that affect both the oncologist and the patient. Among these are trial locations, strict eligibility requirements, insufficient resources to support appropriate clinical trial education and screening, as well as patient and provider attitudes about trials.

  • Telehealth: Partner in Innovation
    By Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP
    The paradigm-changing advancements accompanying immunotherapy for cancer continue to require innovation in care delivery. Telehealth is a natural innovation partner for immuno-oncology when applied to patient-reported outcomes, provider education, and clinical trial enrollment. 

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  • Teri Bedard, BA, RT(R)(T), CPC, Director, Client Services, Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies LLC discusses CMS’ changes to telehealth coding and billing in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, includes Q&A. (April 9, 2020)

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