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.
Web Exclusives | April 9, 2020

The Association for Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC) webcast was introduced by Dr Zweigenhaft, Founder of AVBCC, who assembled an exceptional group of experts from across the country to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the healthcare industry. After a few quick welcoming remarks to allow more time for the fast-moving presentations, Dr Zweigenhaft introduced Dr Hudis, who briefly presented ASCO’s outlook on the crisis.

Web Exclusives | April 9, 2020

Mr Slotnik opened the session with an inside look at Washington, addressing some of the changes to oncology care policies and operations from the COVID-19 pandemic. He outlined a quick overview of the initiatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), including new guidelines and the easing of some restrictions on physicians’ options for telemedicine.

Web Exclusives | April 9, 2020

Dr Peskin, Dr Breidbart, and Mr Eyles gave an overview of the changes the novel coronavirus has prompted for managed care payers. They agreed that the unprecedented set of circumstances surrounding the pandemic has led to an opening of the floodgates to questions without immediate answers, leaving providers and payers in unfamiliar territory in a rapidly changing environment with few guideposts.

Web Exclusives | April 9, 2020

Turning from the provision of care to the provision of therapies and essential personal protective equipment (PPE), Mr Pourmahram and Dr Fortner focused on the wholesale supply chain and the challenges of ensuring an uninterrupted flow of crucial materials to areas with the greatest demand.

Web Exclusives | April 9, 2020

Mr Reff and Mr Bailey addressed the modifications that oncology pharmacies are making to keep staff and patients safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Web Exclusives | April 9, 2020

Less than a month after California issued a stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 crisis, oncology practices are seeing declines in their revenue cycles. Mr Gockerman and Mr Shah analyzed the strategies needed to mitigate the downturn.

May 2020 Vol 11, No 5 | April 9, 2020

Up to 65% of cancer care is delivered via community cancer centers that are not part of a hospital or academic center. These centers are feeling the impact of COVID-19 as the pandemic reshapes the way these facilities provide care to patients.

May 2020 Vol 11, No 5 | April 9, 2020

According to the NCCN, an alliance of 30 leading academic cancer centers in the United States, the data suggest that although patients with cancer are not more susceptible to infection from the new coronavirus than other people, they do have much worse outcomes. “Prevention is thus the key for oncology patients,” Dr Carlson said.

May 2020 Vol 11, No 5 | April 9, 2020

The healthcare supply channel is dependent on drug manufacturers and their innovation and production. Representing 3 of the major biopharmaceutical companies, Dr Gerberding, Mr Morrissey, and Mr Dozier discussed the drug manufacturers’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, announcing a recent collaboration in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

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