Financial Advocacy & Patient Assistance Resources

The West Virginia Oncology Society (WVOS) 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 WVOS 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 WVOS 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 WVOS membership.

From Oncology Issues

  •  Oncology Program Planning
    By Jessica Turgon, MBA, et al.
    Many cancer program leaders say that improving patient access and the patient-centeredness of care delivery are key strategic imperatives.
  • Cost of Anti-Cancer Therapies Demands New Strategies for Decision-Making, Shared Responsibility, Communication
    By Amy Hindman
    As the price of new cancer treatments continues to rise, physicians in both the inpatient and outpatient settings need to factor cost as well as efficacy into treatment plans. Julie Kennerly-Shah, PharmD, MS, MHA, facilitates the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, determining which agents will be available to providers for treatment and if restrictions will be placed on those medications.
  •  Technology Unlocks Untapped Potential in a Financial Navigation Program
    By Clara Lambert, BBA, OPN-CG; Scott Legleitner, BA, LPhT, SST; and Kathleen LaRaia
    While financial navigation programs ease the burden of financial toxicity on patients with cancer and help healthcare organizations with revenue loss, the manual nature of the process is challenging for navigators and financial advocates. Cowell Family Cancer Center piloted a financial navigation software program to analyze the effects of automation on productivity, workflow, and organizational alignment.

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