Web Exclusives | August 31, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant barriers to care, which can lead to increased mortality rates for thousands of patients with cancer. Nurses and nurse navigators are focused on using their skills and experience to combat this trend. Ongoing efforts include educating patients on the importance of undergoing cancer screenings, utilizing telehealth services to enhance communication with patients, addressing staffing shortages, and taking the necessary steps for preparing for potential spikes in COVID-19 cases.
Web Exclusives | August 31, 2020
Community oncology practices say they are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping their eye on the goal of value-based care. The strategies they are using to accomplish these initiatives include innovation, long-term integration of telehealth, and the leveraging of advanced practice professionals.
Web Exclusives | August 31, 2020
It is a Herculean effort to develop a novel vaccine on an unprecedented timeline. Experts discuss the latest research regarding the development of vaccine candidates for the COVID-19 virus and some of the issues that will need to be addressed when a successful candidate has been identified, including clinical trial enrollment, manufacturing, and distribution.
Web Exclusives | August 28, 2020
Can the use of telehealth services help to address the upcoming burden of late cancer diagnoses, improve the co-management of chronic conditions, and give patients more power over their own health? During a recent AVBCC webinar, a panel of experts explored this question as they discussed the potential role of wearables, remote monitoring and communication, and other innovative technology for improving care for patients with cancer.
Web Exclusives | August 28, 2020
From the management of extended payment terms and performance-based agreements, to the potential impact of the proposed 2021 Medicare rules and the impending shortages of immune globulin, wholesale suppliers discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the oncology supply chain, what is being done to help practices, and what challenges lie ahead.
Web Exclusives | August 28, 2020
Although several of the financial indicators in oncology have recovered to pre-pandemic levels following dramatic declines that occurred earlier in the year, there are still significant challenges ahead. How will providers manage the backlog? What will happen to patients’ insurance coverage? How will oncology practices survive and thrive in a post–COVID-19 world?
Web Exclusives | August 18, 2020
Telehealth reimbursement. 340B. Drug pricing negotiations. There’s been a lot of action on healthcare-related proposals in Washington in recent weeks. What’s likely to last, and what is just “political theater”? AVBCC’s panel of experts has the inside scoop.
Web Exclusives | August 18, 2020
Initiatives to expand patient access programs, strategies to secure the supply chain, and updates on vaccine trials: leaders from top pharmaceutical manufacturers discussed their companies’ ongoing response to the worldwide pandemic in this AVBCC webcast.
Web Exclusives | August 18, 2020
With the chaos in the workplace and in healthcare caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, experts predict that most major employers will not be looking to add any more disruption with significant changes to their benefit plans for 2021.
Web Exclusives | August 18, 2020
With many clinical trials on hold and COVID-19 studies the only new trials opening up, how are cancer researchers adapting to the new environment? Can lessons from COVID-19 facilitate improved clinical trial recruitment and retention in the future?
Web Exclusives | August 11, 2020
When oncology practices, ranging from small community clinics to larger hospital-based programs, were required to adapt their systems virtually overnight in response to the COVID-19 health crisis, almost no one anticipated that these would be long-term changes. However, as September approaches with no end in sight, it has become clear that oncologists will need to adapt revenue cycle management to long-term pandemic-related changes.
Web Exclusives | August 5, 2020
As many full-service hospitals and health systems remain overwhelmed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community cancer providers have been able to offer certain services to patients that may not be available at other institutions. How have these providers adapted to meet patients’ changing needs, and how are they keeping their doors open under unprecedented pressure?
Web Exclusives | August 5, 2020
One of the most significant questions for payers in the COVID-19 health ecosystem is, “Will reimbursement parity for telehealth services continue?” Leading representatives of major managed care organizations debate the prospects.
Web Exclusives | August 5, 2020
From shuttered laboratory experiments and interrupted clinical trial enrollments to a “shadow curve” of delayed cancer diagnoses, comprehensive cancer centers and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) across the country continue to grapple with the fallout from COVID-19.
Web Exclusives | July 28, 2020
Shortages, inventory management, and challenges of in-home care were just a few of the topics in AVBCC’s wide-ranging webinar on how COVID-19 is affecting oncology pharmacy.
Web Exclusives | July 28, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its fifth month in the United States, advocacy groups providing support for patients with cancer are delivering essential support and services, while they worry about the long-term psychosocial impact on these patients and the future of clinical trials.
Web Exclusives | July 20, 2020
As we learn more about the complicated behavior of the COVID-19 virus, we have come to understand that overactivation of the patient’s own immune system can often be the most dangerous factor. In this webcast, top cancer experts discuss the latest studies investigating using anti-cancer therapies as treatments for COVID-19. What are some of the options and where does the research stand today?
Web Exclusives | July 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the elimination of several restrictions on telehealth and infusion therapy in the home setting. In this webcast, a panel of experts discuss the short- and long-term prospects for in-home infusion for patients with cancer. What are the benefits and drawbacks?
Web Exclusives | June 2, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic will have far-reaching economic implications in the United States and abroad for the foreseeable future. During this session Murray Aitken, MBA, Director, IQVIA Institute, presented emerging data regarding some of the ways in which the pandemic is affecting the US economy.
Web Exclusives | June 2, 2020
Burt Zweigenhaft, PhD, D.Litt, Founder, Association for Value-Based Cancer Care, moderated a panel session in which 3 experts from the independent actuarial firm, Milliman, discussed recent data showing the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic may affect the future of healthcare.
Web Exclusives | May 27, 2020
Nurses are on the frontlines of healthcare delivery. In this panel, distinguished nursing professionals discussed topics and issues that have arisen during the pandemic. Led by healthcare educator Lillie D. Shockney, the comprehensive panel covered some of the myriad issues nurse navigators confront now, including rising cancer rates in an aging population, and a decline in numbers of oncology nurses and oncologists.
July 2020 Vol 11, No 7 | May 27, 2020
The federal government is an active participant in shaping healthcare policy and delivering care. The panelists in this session addressed the government’s response to COVID-19 and weighed in on some of the issues that their agencies frequently encountered as medical practices grapple with the new normal.
Web Exclusives | May 12, 2020
In this discussion, moderated by Niesha Griffith, RPh, MS, FASHP, CPO (interim), a panel of oncology pharmacists discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their practices, the increase in the use of new technologies as a result of recent events, and how the influx of patients expected in the coming weeks will affect their daily operations.
Web Exclusives | May 12, 2020
Pharmaceutical support and innovation are vital to the effective treatment of patients with cancer. In this discussion, moderated by Burt Zweigenhaft, PhD, D.Litt, a panel of experts discussed the importance of maintaining an adequate supply of medicines for patients, and the need for philanthropic programs to ensure patients will be able to continue their medications, even if they lose their health insurance.
June 2020 Vol 11, No 6 | May 12, 2020
Large community care centers remain committed to providing necessary treatment to patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this discussion, moderated by Ted Okon, MBA, a panel of experts discuss the ongoing challenges that oncology providers face as they navigate an evolving healthcare ecosystem, and provide valuable insights on how practices may continue to deliver care in the months ahead.
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