Like many of today’s young oncologists, in the early 1990s I was focused on building my practice, raising young children, and becoming a member of a community outside of medicine. At that point, I had not yet focused on organized medicine at all. It seemed distant and separate from my work—something that other doctors engaged in when confronted by larger issues in society and healthcare.
But about that same time, oncologists in Tennessee were faced with a Medicare carrier policy that would severely limit reimbursement for in-office-administered chemotherapeutic agents. This policy threatened the viability of our practices and our ability to care for our patients in outpatient or office settings.
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By Laura Melton
This 2019 ACCC Innovator Award winner developed and implemented an online video support group that young adults with cancer can participate in virtually. Gain tips for setting up a similar program, including research applicable state laws, consider non-billable virtual support group set-up, and choose a platform that is easy to use for both facilitators and participants.
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