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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.
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 …
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 …