AVBCC 2013 3rd Annual Conference

Community Oncology Care Improves Outcomes, Adds Value in the New Models of Cancer Care

Caroline Helwick

November 2013, Vol 4, No 9 - AVBCC 2013 3rd Annual Conference

Hollywood, FL—As new models of oncology care evolve, they should not dismiss the importance of multi­discipline involvement, Thomas A. Marsland, MD, President, Integrated Community Oncology Network, Orange Park, FL, maintained in his talk at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care. Dr Marsland is also Past President of the Florida chapter of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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Recent Surveys Highlight Ongoing Challenges for Oncology Practices

Caroline Helwick

November 2013, Vol 4, No 9 - AVBCC 2013 3rd Annual Conference

Hollywood, FL—Many current forces are colliding to challenge community oncology, according to David Eagle, MD, Immediate Past President of Community Oncology Alliance (COA), Lake Norman Oncology, Mooresville/Huntersville, NC. At the 3rd Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care, Dr Eagle described the seriousness of the plight faced by community oncology practices.

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Patient Assistance Programs

Caroline Helwick

October 2013, Vol 4, No 8 - AVBCC 2013 3rd Annual Conference

Hollywood, FL—“Patient assistance is not an option but a very important part of the fabric of our healthcare system,” said Patrick McKercher, RPh, PhD, President of the Patient Access Network Foundation, at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care. “While some predict that when the donut hole squeezes shut there will be no need for patient assistance programs, this could not be further from the truth.”

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Addressing Medication Nonadherence: A Patient–Provider Perspective

Caroline Helwick

October 2013, Vol 4, No 8 - AVBCC 2013 3rd Annual Conference

Hollywood, FL—Adherence to medications is critical for effective cancer treatment. Oncologists must understand the reasons for nonadherence and help patients to keep taking their medications, said Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and School of Nursing, Baltimore, at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care.

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Seeking Value in Oncology Care

Caroline Helwick

October 2013, Vol 4, No 8 - AVBCC 2013 3rd Annual Conference

Hollywood, FL—“How do different stakeholders define value in oncology? This is a complex question, and definitely a mainstream, though at times controversial, issue,” according to Pamela Morris, Director, Syndicated Research, Zitter Health Insights. Ms Morris discussed the search for value in oncology care, informed by results from the Zitter Group’s research, at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care.

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Community Oncology Practices Trying to Keep Afloat

Caroline Helwick

October 2013, Vol 4, No 8 - AVBCC 2013 3rd Annual Conference

Hollywood, FL—There are perplexing considerations for community oncology practices under sequestration, but adapting to future practice models poses even bigger questions, according to Leonard H. Natelson, Chief Executive Officer of Hematology/Oncology Associates of Rockland, NY. Mr Natelson has a good track record of improving the profitability of community oncology practices, and he shared his insights at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care.

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Bracing for Change in Healthcare Coverage with Medicaid Expansion: What This Means for Cancer Care Delivery

Caroline Helwick

September 2013, Vol 4, No 7 - AVBCC 2013 3rd Annual Conference

Hollywood, FL—As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid expansion necessitates that states soon come to grips with massive change in healthcare coverage. Matthew E. Brow, Vice President, Public Policy and Reimbursement Strategy, McKesson Specialty Health and the US Oncology Network, updated attendees at the Third Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care on progress in this area.

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