Financial Advocacy & Patient Assistance Resources

The Minnesota Society of Clinical Oncology (MSCO) is committed to providing physicians and their patients with the tools they need to navigate the complexities of paying for cancer treatment. Below is a library of resources provided by MSCO and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) to help the multidisciplinary cancer team integrate financial health practices and help patients gain access to high-quality care.


Screen Shot 2018-10-18 at 5.14.16 PMDealing with a cancer diagnosis is stressful enough without having to worry about how to pay for treatment. This patient-facing brochure provides your patients with easily digestible information for exploring financial assistance programs through drug manufacturers and nonprofit organizations.

Help your patients get the financial assistance they need with this brochure! Place copies in your waiting room, have your patient advocates—or staff who discuss financial issues—hand it out to patients, or promote it on your website with other resources! The online-friendly version below is viewable on any desktop or mobile device, and is perfect for printing with an office or personal printer. Or, order professional-quality brochures with the vendor of your choosing using the download below. 

This brochure is sponsored by thirteen members of the Oncology State Societies at ACCC. Access to this brochure is a benefit of MSCO membership.

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Resources from the ACCC Financial Advocacy Network

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The ACCC Financial Advocacy Services Guidelines address the critical need for early intervention by financial advocates to mitigate the financial burden of cancer. Whether your program is already providing financial advocacy services or is just in the planning stages, these guidelines offer the structure and support needed to advance your work.
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The ACCC Financial Advocacy Boot Camp offers powerful training to boost Your financial navigation services. Two sets of dynamic online courses offer the tools your staff needs to help patients pay for treatment—while maximizing reimbursement at your program. Free registration is a benefit of ESHOS membership.





















Additional Patient Assistance Resources

ACCC’s Oncology Drug Database includes information for both provider administered (“Part B”) and prescribed (“Part D”) drugs commonly used in treating cancer patients in the ambulatory setting, including both therapeutics and supportive care products.
Access the Database
The ACCC Patient Assistance & Reimbursement Guide has the most up-to-date information on cancer drug assistance and reimbursement programs to help your patients alleviate the financial burden of their treatment
Download the Guide





 

ACCCBuzz Blog Posts

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    Helping Financial Advocates Track Patient Assistance & Preauthorizations
    April 15, 2021
    The interactive and virtual ACCC Financial Advocacy Network Town Hall: Tips for Tracking Impact, held March 23, 2021, featured financial navigation experts sharing tips and tools to address patient financial need. The town hall is now available on demand.
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    What Does the American Rescue Plan Mean for Health Care Coverage?
    By Timothy S. Jost, emeritus professor, Washington and Lee University School of Law
    March 19, 2021
    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.
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    New Administration Opens ACA Marketplace for Special Enrollment Period
    By Kristin Marie Ferguson, DNP, RN, OCN
    February 16, 2021
    On February 15, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opened healthcare.gov for a special enrollment period that runs through May 15. “By opening the health insurance marketplace, President Biden is providing our patients with options they did not have available to them before,” says Lori Schneider, chair of ACCC’s Financial Advocacy Network and oncology operations manager at Green Bay Oncology. “It is imperative that all cancer centers review and discuss these options with their patients to help prevent financial toxicity.”

From Oncology Issues

  • Expanding Patient Access to Cancer Care Services
    Kelley D. Simpson, MBA; Stacy Melvin, MHA; and Sue Fletcher, RN
    Key results from a national survey show a range of new initiatives.
  • After the Outbreak: Preparing for the Return of Cancer Cases
    Matthew Strum, MBA, and Jessica Turgon, MBA
    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.
  • Compliance: What Telehealth May Look Like in 2021
    Teri Bedard, BA, RT(R)(T), CPC
    The 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed the following changes specific to telehealth.

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