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Leveraging the Discussions of Cost App to reduce financial toxicity and improve treatment cost communication.
The Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) for calendar year 2022.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the American Medical Association's (AMA's) finalized coding updates for calendar year 2022.
The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for calendar year 2022.
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.
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.
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.
Current State and Future Needs of the Financial Advocacy Workforce: Workload, Responsibilities, and Education Abstract #271: Assessing Effectiveness of a Self-Guided Training Program for Oncology Financial Advocates Christina Mangir, Lori Schneider, Angie Santiago, Leigh Boehmer, Fitzgerald Draper, Elana Plotkin, Lorna Lucas; Association of Community Cancer Centers, Rockville, MD; Green …
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.
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.
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?
There has been a flurry of activity from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health and Human Services, and Health Resources and Services Administration, including the release of the CMS calendar year (CY) 2022 proposed rules for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System. Below is a summary of how these notifications may impact oncology.
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.
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.
Key results from a national survey show a range of new initiatives.
The 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed the following changes specific to telehealth.
Our only means of contact with a patients was through his friend who lived near the abandoned house the patient stayed in and who could take his phone to the patient if needed. After a quick search online, I found two websites that offered cell phones to low-income patients at little to no cost to them.
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 …
For people with cancer, figuring out how to pay for treatment is one of their greatest concerns. To address these concerns many cancer programs have developed and implemented financial navigation programs.
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