Patient Navigation

Patient Navigation and Patient Assistance Programs in Oncology

Wayne Kuznar

July 2011, Vol 2, No 4 - Patient Navigation

Philadelphia, PA—The medically under - served population needs easier access to healthcare and tools that provide a seamless transition between all phases of the treatment process, from screening through therapy and survivorship. Payers play an important role in the future of oncology and need to be in the decision-making network.

Patient assistance and patient navigation programs aim to provide patients with reliable education to inform their decision-making, but these programs are sometimes referred to as “add-ons,” and they cost money.

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