February 2014 | Oncology Business News®

Expanding Your Practice to Include a Dispensing Pharmacy

March 25, 2014

When she first heard about the idea of an onsite dispensing pharmacy, Diane Gerards-Benage wondered if the venture could be successful, given the change in cancer treatments from intravenous to oral methods, and the promise of an automated system to track prescriptions and other procedures

Oncology Practices Face the Biggest Change in Coding Since the Computer-ICD-10

March 05, 2014

Set for full rollout on October 1, the much delayed 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems is probably the biggest revision to medical coding and billing since computerized medical coding and billing practices began decades ago.

To Merge Or Not To Merge?

February 28, 2014

For 18 years, Thomas Whittaker, MD, worked as an independent oncologist and as a physician partner in Central Indiana Cancer Centers, a private practice group of 17 doctors that provided medical and radiation oncology care to patients with cancer.

Integrating Genetic Counseling Into an Oncology Practice Can Benefit High-Risk Families

February 26, 2014

Genetic counseling-including testing and risk assessment-is one of the most rapidly growing areas of oncology and has become the standard of care for patients with a personal and family history of breast, ovary, or colon cancer.