As oncology engages in value-based reimbursement, new payment models, and precision medicine, oncology pharmacists and pharmacy staff are integral to successful delivery of quality, cost-effective patient care.
The challenges are ongoing: increasing complexity of treatment regimens, new drug approvals and indications, the expansion of biosimilars in oncology, rapid advances in immunotherapy, the high cost of cancer treatment, and continual regulatory and reimbursement changes.
The ACCC Oncology Pharmacy Education Network (OPEN) brings together education, resources, and peer-to-peer networking to help pharmacy professionals surmount the challenges and succeed. OPEN offers the knowledge and know-how to navigate the accelerating course of change in oncology—clinically, operationally, fiscally, and programmatically. From USP <800> to integration of biosimilars, from preauthorizations to strategic planning—OPEN addresses real-world oncology pharmacy management issues such as reimbursement, distribution, inventory management, and effective integration of oral oncolytics, biosimilars, and immunotherapies for cancer.
Multiple Myeloma Dispensing Models
Evaluating Pharmacy Dispensing Models to Help Improve Cancer Care Delivery
Biosimilars Education Center
Perspectives on Step Therapy in Oncology
Steps to Success: Implementing Oral Oncolytics
Oral Therapies: A Patient-Centered Approach
Patient-Centered Scheduling: Costs & Benefits of Extending Practice Hours
This special report from ACCC examines the pros and cons of extended infusion suite hours. Included is a tool to help practices and programs assess the feasibility of extending hours of care.
Dispensing Pharmacy Patient Education Tool
Physician dispensing is governed by state law and regulated by State Boards of Pharmacy. While some states do not allow physician dispensing, most of the states that allow it require dispensing physicians to alert their patients about other options to fill their prescription(s). In response to this need, ACCC has developed this patient education tool that can be used across care settings.
Learn more about resources which already exist, successful models for pharmacist integration into oncology research teams, and the unique skills which pharmacists offer the interdisciplinary team. (October 30, 2020)
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Statement on the Value of Oncology Advanced Practitioners
Pharmacy Times® Announces the Addition of The Association of Community Cancer Centers to its Strategic Alliance Partnership Program
Association of Community Cancer Centers Announces October Virtual Learning Series for Pharmacists.
The Importance of the ACCC's Focus on Compensation With Ali McBride as President:
ACCC Marks 15th Anniversary of Oncology Pharmacy Education Network; Honors Founding Leaders
Accelerating Biosimilar Uptake in the US Market: Barriers and Solutions
Access ACCC's comprehensive resource for coding, billing, and reimbursement for oncology drugs.
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