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September 2017, Vol 7, No 9

As the cost of cancer care continues to rise, greater transparency throughout the process of drug pricing and drug payment needs to become part of the clinical discussion, said Leonard Saltz, MD, Chief, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, at the 2017 ASCO annual meeting. Read More ›

Self-pay accounts receivable in healthcare includes true self-pay (ie, patients with no health insurance) and the patient responsibility after insurance. In the past, health insurance plan benefits covered much more of the patient’s bill, up to 90% or more. Read More ›

Whether delivered under the umbrella of palliative care, supportive care, or psychosocial oncology, these types of services strengthen the feelings of meaning, value, and dignity in patients with cancer, says Scott A. Irwin, MD, PhD, Director, Supportive Care Services, Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Los Angeles, CA. Read More ›

Caregivers of patients with cancer are tasked with enormous responsibility to facilitate patients’ daily living activities, medical care, social support, and advocacy. Performing these duties is time-consuming, often requiring caregivers to cut back on hours at their jobs, take extended leave, or even quit. In addition, the psychological burden of caring for patients with cancer frequently manifests in stress, depression, and reduced quality of life. Read More ›

This detailed article of codes related to prostate cancer is intended to assist practice managers and other healthcare providers and payers to ensure the proper use of coding and billing information associated with the treatment of patients with prostate cancer. Read More ›