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Many patients with cancer now enjoy the invaluable benefits and flexibilities that telehealth makes possible. Patients have more convenient access to appointments, increased support from family caregivers who can attend virtual visits, and more time to focus on their work and families. Olalekan Ajayi, PharmD, MBA explains how the Telehealth Modernization Act can make this expanded healthcare access …
On July 29, the ACCC Financial Advocacy Network hosted an interactive virtual Town Hall: Financial Navigation During the COVID-19 Crisis: Tips from Financial Advocates. Chair Lori Schneider, Oncology Operations Manager at Green Bay Oncology, moderated a panel discussion and Q&A focused on helping financial advocates help patients continue to be able to pay for their cancer treatment during the …
In April 2020, the U.S. unemployment rate reached an all-time high of 14.7 percent. By May 28, more than 40 million people in the U.S. had filed for unemployment insurance as the COVID-19 pandemic led to the shuttering of business after business. In an employer-based healthcare system, the repercussions of this massive unemployment can have a devastating effect on the ability to obtain healthcare …
Dr. Barbara Schmidtman highlights key findings from the 2022 ACCC Mini Z burnout survey, comparing results from the pre-pandemic 2019 to now.
In addition to the global pandemic, ongoing lawsuits from referenced biologics' manufacturers suing biosimilar manufacturers are having a negative impact on the development and approval of new biosimilars.
Put yourself first: this mantra is especially important today as we continue to grapple with the implications and fallout from the COVID-19 global pandemic.
With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in unprecedented unemployment and an economic recession, financial advocacy services for cancer patients are more important than ever. At any given time, the job of financial advocates and navigators requires them to stay on top of rapidly changing assistance programs, insurance coverage changes, new state healthcare laws, and evolving community resources. The pandemic …
July 29, 2020
Financial advocacy experts will come together to discuss critical financial advocacy tips that can benefit your patients and your cancer program during the economic crisis resulting from the pandemic. (July 29, 2020)
The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) is a comprehensive attempt to address the problems raised by the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying economic disruption. This post examines COBRA and marketplace subsidy provisions, which are expected to extend insurance coverage to millions of Americans.
At the risk of repeating a phrase that has been exhausted this year, the dawn of 2020 brought with it unprecedented times. Whereas a pandemic on its own would have dominated everything else, this year also brought on an economic depression; a racial awakening; record-breaking wildfires, hurricanes, and floods; political turmoil on an extraordinary scale; and a host of additional unique phenomena. …
The widespread and continuing unemployment that COVID-19 has left in its wake portends a significant increase in the number of uninsured Americans. In an employer-based healthcare system, the loss of a job often means the loss of the healthcare insurance provided through that job. Although comprehensive data on the effect of the pandemic on health insurance is not yet available, there are signs that …
By Teri Bedard, BA, RT(R)(T), CPC On April 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a second Interim Final Rule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This ruling adds to and changes many of the recent expansions and waivers of the provisions previously outlined by CMS since the Public Health Emergency (PHE) was initiated. The CMS Interim Final Rule 2 is located in its …
Cancer programs are facing multiple challenges related to treating patients in a COVID-19 environment. Cancer programs need to deploy systems and processes to help navigate these patients into the healthcare system and to work through the backlog of new patients with cancer as quickly as possible within existing resources.
As we turn the corner toward 2022, for oncology to drive equity forward: We need every member and every discipline, patient, leader, payer, industry partner, and innovator working together to provide the most equitable care possible in a sustainable way.
At Northwest Medical Specialties, we, too, face challenges from staff stress and exhaustion. To address and overcome these challenges, our management team has made it a priority to bolster the resiliency of our staff.
F I N A N C I A L A D V O C AC Y N E T W O R K ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY CANCER CENTERS Advocating Amid a Crisis The expanding role of financial advocates in the age of COVID-19 As consumers are expected to assume an increasing percentage of their healthcare costs, and as co-pays, coinsurance, and deduct- ibles continue to rise, demand for the services of financial advocates is outpacing …
Many times, being present, allowing the grief, and letting our patients know they aren’t alone is the only “treatment” we have. So, what sustains us? How do we do this every day?
Rather than fielding its annual Trending Now in Cancer Care survey while cancer programs were experiencing unprecedented challenges due to the extended public health emergency, ACCC chose to facilitate conversations with its members to capture the lived experiences of the most pertinent issues impacting oncology practice and care delivery.
The 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed the following changes specific to telehealth.
In an interview with Oncology Issues, Dr. Weiss shares why she believes this work is important in all levels of healthcare—from the clinic to the boardroom.
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