Home / Learn / Oncology Pharmacy

Oncology Pharmacy

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.

Featured Resource

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.

PODCASTS

 

Digital Patient Assistance Guide

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.
Search the Digital Guide

From Oncology Issues

From the ACCCBuzz Blog

Publications

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.

 

On-Demand Webinars

 

For more information about this project, please contact Elana Plotkin, CMP-HC, Assistant Director, ACCC Provider Education.