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Barriers in Routine Care Coverage for Cancer Clinical Trial Participants Still Exist

Barriers in Routine Care Coverage for Cancer Clinical Trial Participants Still Exist

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Despite the ACA mandate on coverage for clinical trial participants, many facilities involved in cancer research still coping with insurance denials for participants.

Postoperative Outcomes Similar With Mobile App Follow-up for Ambulatory Breast Reconstruction

Postoperative Outcomes Similar With Mobile App Follow-up for Ambulatory Breast Reconstruction

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Follow-up via mobile app similar to in-person postoperative visits for low-risk ambulatory patients after breast reconstruction.

Free Lung Cancer Screening Findings Support Continual Screenings in High-Risk Populations

Free Lung Cancer Screening Findings Support Continual Screenings in High-Risk Populations

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A free lung cancer screening program in Augusta, Georgia, found more than double the lung cancer rate of previous screenings.

Discharge Events Improved With Standardized Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation

Discharge Events Improved With Standardized Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation

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Standardized palliative care consultations for patients with advanced cancer improved postdischarge activities and use of services.

Evidenced-Based Radiation Treatment Tied to Cost Savings in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Evidenced-Based Radiation Treatment Tied to Cost Savings in Early Stage Breast Cancer

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Health care costs lower for early-stage breast cancer when adjuvant radiation therapy follows evidence-based guidelines.

Moderate Hypofractionation Effective, Cost-Efficient, and Tolerable in Prostate Cancer

Moderate Hypofractionation Effective, Cost-Efficient, and Tolerable in Prostate Cancer

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Shorter course of higher dose radiation therapy provide effective treatment, costs less, and is easier on patients than current standard radiation therapy course.

Majority of Health Care Providers Can Offer Cost Estimates

Majority of Health Care Providers Can Offer Cost Estimates

Although 75 percent of provider organizations can offer estimate, less than 25 percent of patients request one.

Financial Toxicity Impacts Prescription Drug Adherence in Patients With Cancer and Survivors

Financial Toxicity Impacts Prescription Drug Adherence in Patients With Cancer and Survivors

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Researchers found that non-elderly cancer survivors may be particularly vulnerable to financial toxicity.

Cost-Effectiveness of Immunotherapy for Advanced Melanoma Evaluated

Cost-Effectiveness of Immunotherapy for Advanced Melanoma Evaluated

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Researchers sought to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of immunotherapy for patients with advanced melanoma.

National Health Care Spending Expected to Grow Five Percent Annually

National Health Care Spending Expected to Grow Five Percent Annually

Researchers estimate that from 2016 to 2025, national health expenditures will grow at an annual rate of 5.6 percent yearly.

Lay Navigation Associated With Lower Medicare Costs, Health Care Use

Lay Navigation Associated With Lower Medicare Costs, Health Care Use

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The Patient Care Connect Program lowers Medicare costs and provides other benefits, research indicates.

Excessive FDA Regulation Driving High Drug Prices

Excessive FDA Regulation Driving High Drug Prices

First-in-class drugs are fast-tracked while follow-on drugs can take up to 15 years to be approved by the FDA.

Escalating Drug Prices Central to Value Discussion of Cancer Treatment Regimens

Escalating Drug Prices Central to Value Discussion of Cancer Treatment Regimens

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In his plenary lecture at 2016 SABCS, Peter P. Bach, MD, MAPP, reviewed the factors contributing to escalating drug prices and the significance of drug prices in the value of a cancer treatment regimen.

Stepped Psychological Care for Patients with Head and Neck or Lung Cancer

Stepped Psychological Care for Patients with Head and Neck or Lung Cancer

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For patients with head and neck or lung cancer, stepped care programs may offer a more affordable yet effective approach.

Costs, Complications Higher for Women Who Undergo Second Surgery After BCS

Costs, Complications Higher for Women Who Undergo Second Surgery After BCS

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A study presented at SABCS 2016 reports on the incidence of complications and costs in women who undergo breast-conserving surgery for breast carcinoma.

CDC: Fewer U.S. Families Struggling With Medical Costs

CDC: Fewer U.S. Families Struggling With Medical Costs

More Americans are experiencing relief with medical bills, but there is still room for improvement.

Economic Burden Related to Chemotherapy-related Adverse Events in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer in an Integrated Health Care System

Economic Burden Related to Chemotherapy-related Adverse Events in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer in an Integrated Health Care System

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research evaluates costs related to chemotherapy-related adverse events in patients with metastatic breast cancer in an integrated health care delivery system.

High U.S. Economic Burden for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

High U.S. Economic Burden for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

A recent study examined the current economic burden attributable to vaccine-preventable diseases among U.S. adults.

Understanding Biosimilar Drugs

Understanding Biosimilar Drugs

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There is a lot of talk about biosimilar drugs. What makes a drug a biosimilar?

Costs of Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Vary Widely in the United States

Costs of Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Vary Widely in the United States

Researchers found wide variances in the cost of breast cancer chemotherapy, depending on the course of treatment selected.

Cost of TKI Therapy Leads to Delay in Treatment for Many Patients With Leukemia

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Patients with cancer incur significant out-of-pocket costs before their Medicare drug benefits activate, and due to those costs, many patients with CML delayed starting their treatment.

Economic Burden of U.S. Opioid Epidemic is 78.5 Billion Dollars Annually

Economic Burden of U.S. Opioid Epidemic is 78.5 Billion Dollars Annually

Patient abuse of opioids costs the U.S. economy $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of health care, lost productivity, and treatment programs.

Affordable Care Act: Comprehensive Overview Reveals Its Hits and Misses

Affordable Care Act: Comprehensive Overview Reveals Its Hits and Misses

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Researchers from the University of Miami School of Business Administration and the Florida Atlantic University College of Business present an overview of the impact of the ACA on US health care in its first 5 years.

Costs, Hospital Stays for BSIs Significant in Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Setting

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Ambulatory bloodstream infections in pediatric oncology and stem cell transplant patients result in significant health care charges and extended hospital admissions.

ACA Is Helping Americans Afford Prescriptions

ACA Is Helping Americans Afford Prescriptions

Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs

Survivors Diagnosed at Young Age More Likely to be Financially Dependent

Survivors Diagnosed at Young Age More Likely to be Financially Dependent

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Younger cancer survivors in Norway were more likely to be financially dependent and unemployed than individuals without cancer.

Government Spending on Compounded Drugs Skyrocketing

Government Spending on Compounded Drugs Skyrocketing

Number of Medicare beneficiaries getting compounded drugs up 281 percent since 2006

More Data Needed on Cancer Treatment Costs

More Data Needed on Cancer Treatment Costs

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More transparency regarding the costs of various treatment regimens in real time is needed to "choose wisely" for patients, providers, and payers.

Readmission Rates at Hospitals After Cancer-Related Procedures Is Too Complex for Simple Reimbursement Rules

Readmission Rates at Hospitals After Cancer-Related Procedures Is Too Complex for Simple Reimbursement Rules

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Rates of readmission to hospitals after complex cancer surgeries are usually higher in vulnerable hospitals that serve as safety nets in their communities or in hospitals with a large number of Medicaid-insured patients.

Practical Considerations for Implementing Lung Cancer Screening Coverage in a Health Care System

Practical Considerations for Implementing Lung Cancer Screening Coverage in a Health Care System

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What are the practical considerations for implementing a lung cancer screening program in a health care system? This question was addressed by Abbie Begnaud, MD, assistant professor, pulmonary, critical care, University of Minnesota, in a presentation at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.

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