Automating the Search for Financial Assistance
Higher insurance premiums, deductibles, and co-pays, along with the increased cost of cancer care, have made it more complicated to find aid.
Electronic Health Records: Our Story
Despite the anxiety and a few tears, Pontchartrain Cancer Center made the conscious decision to "buy in" to the concept and worked as a group to prepare for and implement electronic health records.
Patient Safety Now Includes Data Security
We consider what we do to patients through prescription or procedure as
a potential source of harm, followed less so by our behavior,
when we fail to be caring or courteous.
Innovation Brings New Challenges
The right technology can make a wonderful difference, but what if everybody has it? Such is the case with patient assistance-funding software, the use of which is now becoming widespread.
Build Referrals and Strengthen Revenues
Multiple resources are available to help community oncologists maintain success by increasing awareness of their practice, providing the most innovative treatments to their patients, and preparing for the future of oncology care.
In-Office Dispensing Is Better Value
With increased competition, the challenge in-office dispensing practices now face is to prove the value of what they do.
Clock Is Ticking on ICD-10 Grace Period
Oncology practices are facing a new deadline. When October 1 arrives, they will have to start coding with greater specificity and also get used to many new codes that CMS is going to activate.
A Tough State Makes a Tender Practice
New Mexico Cancer Center has a proud record of innovation—its managing partner helped create the Community Oncology Medical Home model in 2012—but the Albuquerque-based practice has still spent much of the past five years fighting to maintain its independence.
Seeking an APM that Is Workable and Fair
Blase Polite, MD, discusses the ramifications of CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt's remarks and lingering concerns about MACRA.
Threefold Growth in Cancer Center Ads
Television garners the most advertising dollars from cancer centers, but print and Internet media have seen threefold increases in cancer ads,
CMS: Oncology Care Model Will Be Tough But Worth It
Ron Kline, MD, explains that there are bound to be technical difficulties with an ambitious program such as the Oncology Care Model.
Isa-KRd Elicits MRD-Negative Remissions in Newly Diagnosed, High-Risk Myeloma
KIT Inhibitors Lead to Shift in Treatment of Systemic Mastocytosis
Smoldering Multiple Myeloma Management Hinges on the Debate Between Treatment and Observation
Lung Responses to Atezolizumab/Bevacizumab Linked With OS in HCC and Pulmonary Metastasis
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