Oncology pharmacy services standards and guidelines are addressed by several regulatory agencies and professional organizations. Standards and guidelines sometimes apply to specific settings of care (as an example, The Joint Commission for hospitals), but the principles pertaining to quality, safety, and effectiveness of cancer care are the concern of Oncology Pharmacy Services in all sites of care.
With the increasing complexity of cancer care, new indications and new drug approvals, emerging biosimilars in oncology, recent advances in immunotherapy, the high cost cancer treatment, and the ever-evolving regulatory and reimbursement landscape, the challenges for Oncology Pharmacy Services are ongoing.
ACCC provides education, resources, and networking opportunities to help cancer programs navigate care coordination issues specific to pharmacy such as reimbursement, distribution, inventory management, communication and training through the Oncology Pharmacy Education Network (OPEN).
Patient Assistance & Reimbursement Guide
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 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.
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