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.
Making the Business Case for Hiring Oncology Pharmacists
Hiring oncology pharmacists brings value to cancer programs, patients, and oncology physicians across multiple domains—institutional, cancer program-specific, education (patients and staff), and outreach.
Access the most up-to-date anti-cancer medication assistance and reimbursement programs that are available to help alleviate the financial burden of cancer treatment. Search for applicable Oncology-Related Products and Companies and apply optional Coverage and Assistance Type filters to streamline your results. Listings include direct links to external websites and company phone numbers and will be updated in real-time.
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Addressing Challenges in Oral Therapies for HR+, HER2- Breast Cancer
Biosimilars Education Center
Evaluating Pharmacy Dispensing Models to Help Improve Cancer Care Delivery
Multiple Myeloma Dispensing Models
Perspectives on Step Therapy in Oncology
Steps to Success: Integrating Oral Oncolytics into Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Practice
Care Coordination: The Role of Pharmacy to Help Manage Patients with Cancer on Oral Oncolytics
In this publication, we offer results from a national survey, effective practices to better manage oral anti-cancer medication dispensing and improve patient outcomes, and practice profiles of four cancer programs and their dispensing models.
Effective Practices to Improve Care Delivery and the Patient Experience
To better understand the impact on providers and patients, this publication features real-world case studies from three cancer programs that analyze and summarize their existing dispensing models and practices in caring for patients with multiple myeloma.
How White Bagging Affects Patient Care
Read qualitative and quantitative data from the April 2021 ACCC survey on white bagging in oncology programs and practices, then learn what steps cancer programs and practices can take to advocate for their patients.
Walk away with strategies to manage acquisition of, adherence to, and treatment-related adverse events of oral drug-inclusive treatment regimens as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Hear inspiring speakers who will share enlightening perspectives and challenge your way of thinking. Feel empowered by the fresh ideas of the 2021 ACCC Innovator Award winners. Discover new insights that translate into action for your cancer program through the exchange of ideas in a collaborative, multidisciplinary setting.
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)
Learn how models for pharmacist billing for services such as telehealth medication-related visits, medication therapy care management, and discharge management in the cancer setting can demonstrate additional value of pharmacy services and extend existing care models.
This session will explore patient and staff impact, effects on program revenue integrity, and suggested metrics to track off-label use.
AMCCBS Virtual will examine timely, real-world case studies from organizations that used the opportunity created by this crisis to forge a new path forward.
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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
For more information about this project, please contact Elana Plotkin, CMP-HC, Assistant Director, ACCC Provider Education.
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