Managing Cancer Care: Strategies to
Improve Outcomes and Lower Costs

As health care costs continue to swell, one of the most costly — and complicated — kinds of health care expenses is oncology care. Such treatments cost about $200 billion annually, with costs growing each year. While manufacturers have made tremendous strides in treating various types of cancers and their side effects, these therapies come at a high price for payers. Managing Cancer Care: Strategies to Improve Outcomes and Lower Costs examines some of the management strategies and pricing methodologies that health plans have been instituting in hopes of reining in costs, as well as the federal government’s role in reimbursement.

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Filled with articles on recent developments from companies leading the way in oncology management — including an extensive presentation from Aetna Specialty Pharmacy with facts, figures and program design details — this valuable report provides insight on the programs health plans and PBMs have put in place, and how payers are responding.

Against a backdrop of great emotional drain on patients and their families, these fast-changing business conditions are demanding that health plans devote increasing attention to oncology management. Managing Cancer Care: Strategies to Improve Outcomes and Lower Costs paints a clear picture of the issues facing this market. Order your copy today!

Partial Table of Contents

  • Oncology Cost/Reimbursement Issues
    • Payers Use Drug Discounts, SP Networks to Curb Oncology Costs
    • Effective Oncology Management Strategies for Health Plans
    • Some Providers Learn to Live With CAP; Vendor Earns CMS’s Respect
    • Drilling Down on Cell-Stimulating Factor Data May Decrease Costs, Improve Care
    • Federal Government Takes an Interest in Anemia Drugs
    • Experts: Having Medical Policy, Auditing Use Help Ensure Proper Herceptin Prescribing
    • OIG Report Says Part B Pay for Oncology Drugs Could Be Cut
  • Oncology Management Strategies
    • UnitedHealthcare Carves Out, Takes Three-Pronged Approach to Oncology
    • Concern Grows on ESAs as Studies Show Rise in Deaths; USP DI Delists One Use
    • ESAs Represent Huge Financial Expense
    • Specialty Pharmacy Distributors Sign New Oncology Deals
    • Interest in Oncology DM Increases, but Only as Part of One-Stop Shopping Solution
    • The Cancer DM Market: What It Is, and What It Isn’t
    • Medicare Brings Opportunities for SPs in Oncology Management
  • Oncology Market Report
    • Focus on Pyschosocial Oncology Increases; Reimbursement, Other Challenges Exist
    • How Are Payers Handling Psychosocial Oncology Coverage?
    • Drug Appropriateness, Oral Drugs Pose Major Oncology Concerns
    • OTN Survey: Community-Based Oncologists Support P4P, EMRs
    • Just-Formed Oncology Specialty Pharmacy May Be Indicative of New Focus in Industry
    • Cancer Drug Costs, Treatments, Concerns Continue to Increase
    • More MCOs Are Focusing on Oncology Strategies

Written for the information needs of health plan executives, strategic planners, product development executives, provider contracting and marketing executives, pharmacy and medical directors, human resource and benefits executives at employers, specialty pharmacy CEOs, CFOs, marketing executives, contracting directors, PBM and pharmacy benefit administrator (PBA) executives, consultants, pharmaceutical manufacturer marketers, strategic planners and contracting directors, physicians and third-party administrator executives.

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