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Financial Advocacy & Patient Assistance Resources

The North Carolina Oncology Association (NCOA) 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 NCOA 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 NCOA membership.

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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
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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 NCOA membership.
 

ACCCBuzz Blog Posts

  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Ribbon
    ACCC Recognizes Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
    September 14, 2021
    ACCC has long highlighted the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in oncology and hematology care delivery to advocate for true health equity for all patients with cancer. Through various programs, ACCC helps teach members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team how they can help patients overcome barriers and disparities in various treatment settings.
  • Despite Setbacks, Biosimilars Market Share Continues to Increase
    By Blake McCreery-Cullifer, CPRP
    September 10, 2021
    With total spending on U.S. cancer care projected to rise 34 percent from 2015-2030 to $245 billion, biosimilars can play a role in helping reduce those costs. Learn how Biden’s executive order on promoting competition in the American economy will require the FDA's biosimilars approval framework to be clearer and easier to follow.
  • Pills on Bills
    Legislation Aims to Ease Patient Access to Oral Oncolytics
    August 10, 2021
    The enormous out-of-pocket cost difference between well-covered traditional chemotherapies and often-uncovered oral oncolytics can result in levels of financial toxicity from which many patients struggle to return. To address this issue, the U.S. House of Representatives has this year reintroduced the Cancer Parity Act, which seeks to resolve unequal cost-sharing for oral oncolytics.

From Oncology Issues

  •  What Does Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion Look Like?
    Amanda Patton, MA
    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.
  •  Highlights from the CY 2022 MPFS and HOPPS Proposed Rules
    Teri Bedard, BA, RT(R)(T), CPC
    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.
  • Compassionate Healthcare
    Krista Nelson, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, FAOSW
    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?

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