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[PODCAST] Ep 37: Financial Barriers to Biomarker Testing

September 29, 2020

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The advent of biomarker testing has brought targeted cancer treatment to more patients than ever before. However, these tests require collaborative effort from a number of specialists—and that means a high price tag. Additionally, private payers have different reimbursement structures that change frequently, resulting in lengthy pre-authorization periods.

On this episode of CANCER BUZZ, we speak to two financial navigators about their roles in helping patients and providers understand the options available to patients in need of biomarker testing.


  • Rifeta Kajdic, Program Manager, Oncology Service Line, St. Luke's Cancer Institute
  • Arnela Kajdic-Tarantino, BMT Patient Financial Coordinator, St. Luke's Cancer Institute
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