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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 …
World Cancer Day—observed February 4—is an opportunity to pause and listen to the stories of cancer survivors from across the world. This year, ACCCBuzz spoke with Nicole Schulz, who was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at 14 years old. “I’ve been in the cancer world for 15 years now,” said Nicole. “World Cancer Day is one of my favorite days of the year to get the message out—especially …
On April 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a second Interim Final Rule—COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers—in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This Rule adds to and changes many of the recent telehealth coverage expansions with waivers of the provisions previously outlined by CMS in the wake of the declared Public Health …
We look at how rural cancer care teams are managing to provide quality care with limited resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACCC hosted a webinar in which hematologic malignancy experts from various regions across the U.S. in different stages of recovery planning discussed considerations for patients with hematologic malignancies as the pandemic declines.
We explore how immunotherapy clinical trials have been affected by the pandemic and what cancer programs can do to safely and effectively administer clinical trials.
Learn how surgical oncology has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and how programs are adapting to fluctuations in staff availability and patient volume.
Jeffrey Kendall, PsyD, LP, shares useful tips and resources for compassionate communication with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected patient access to oral oncolytics, and what cancer teams can do to help their patients.
Learn how cancer programs can quickly and securely establish telemedicine platforms to continue delivering quality care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We'll discuss the telehealth regulatory and policy changes enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic, what may change in 2021, and what’s likely to remain the same regarding the reimbursement of remote care.
Patient Support Program Overview Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) Expanded Patient Support Program Overview In light of the developing situation around COVID-19, we would like to share immediate action Bristol Myers Squibb is taking to support the health and well-being of patients, customers and employees during this time. Bristol Myers Squibb is expanding its longstanding patient support …
Learn how genetic healthcare services have adapted to virtual care delivery, and what challenges face its widespread use after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
PowerPoint Presentation Sukriti Kamboj MD, , Chris Wood, Mahvish Muzaffar MD, Darla Liles MD Hematology Oncology Fellowship East Carolina University, Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cancer screening in Eastern North Carolina: Experience of rural health network Background: As COVID-19 pandemic was ravaging through United States (US) in early spring, …
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to sharp declines in cancer screenings and diagnoses across the board, and it has interrupted the ongoing treatment and monitoring of many existing patients. Indeed, cancer diagnoses are down remarkably, but not because of less prevalence. Many patients—particularly the elderly and other groups at high risk for complications due to COVID-19—have chosen not to actively …
We’ll delve into the dramatic changes in care delivery that Montefiore Health System underwent during the pandemic, lessons learned along the way that can help pave the way forward, and how the spirit of collaboration and innovation that emerged in 2020 will remain long after the pandemic.
A physician assistant shares the challenges related to COVID-19, the vaccine, and how his program is adapting to keep diagnosed patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) safe.
Op-Ed: People of Color Should Fear Disease More Than Vaccines March 12, 2021 In this guest piece, Dr. R. Lawrence Hatchett, a urology specialist at Heartland Regional Medical Center, stresses the importance for people—regardless of race—to get the COVID vaccine Read Full Article Op-Ed: I Specialize in Allergies. Here's Why I'll Be Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine January 4, 2021 As we start to "return …
As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes and restrictions loosens for most of the U.S., we'll discuss how patient education has become even more critical during this transition.
Explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the financial health of cancer programs and practices across the country, from lower patient volume and screening interventions and decreased revenue streams.