Evidence-Based Oncology > April 2020

Evidence-Based Oncology - April 2020

April 09, 2020 – Jonathan Nicolla, MBA; Hayden B. Bosworth, PhD; Sharron L. Docherty, PhD, PNP-BC; Kathryn I. Pollak, PhD; Jeremy Powell, MEd; Nichole Sellers, BA; Bryce B. Reeve, PhD; Greg Samsa, PhD; Linda Sutton, MD; and Arif H. Kamal, MD, MBA, MHS
Palliative and hospice care services produce well-known benefits for patients living with serious illness and for their families. Benefits include improved quality of life and reduced symptom burden, spiritual and emotional distress, and caregiver distress.
April 09, 2020 – Maggie R. Salinger MD, MPP; Nathan A. Boucher, DrPH, PA, MS, MPA; Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, MA; Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD; Kathryn Pollak, PhD; Jesse D. Troy, PhD; and Arif H. Kamal MD, MBA, MHS
Whether it is through enlisting primary providers, building a champion workforce, or hiring more specialist consultants, there is no question that palliative programming must be at the heart of our healthcare system’s quality transformation.
April 11, 2020 – Ted Knutson and Mary Caffrey
Benefits newly available under Medicare Advantage are not well-known to consumers and uptake has been limited. At the same time, CMS has propsed funding the hospice benefit differently, which would allow MA plans to “carve in” to this benefit, creating additional uncertainty. 
April 11, 2020 – Mary Caffrey
“Quest for Value: Advancing Oncology Value-based Care,” this year’s first installment in the Institute for Value-Based Medicine (IVBM) from The American Journal of Managed Care®, zeroed in seniors, a population that’s growing not just in Florida but across the United States. Older Americans are more likely to develop cancer, but thanks to better detection and treatment, they are more likely to survive cancer, too.
April 11, 2020 – Joseph Alvarnas, MD
From the editor-in-chief of Evidence-Based Oncology™.
April 12, 2020 – Maggie L. Shaw
The Association of Community Cancer Centers held its 46th Annual Meeting and Cancer Center Business Summit March 4 to 6 in Washington, DC. 
April 12, 2020 – Produced by Gianna Melillo
Excerpts from interviews with faculty from Florida Cancer Specialists, The Villages Health, and the National Patient Advocate Foundation.
April 12, 2020 – AJMC Staff
Policy, clinical, and targeted therapy updates in oncology.
April 12, 2020 – Reviewed by Florence Caffrey Bourg, PhD
Patel, Kashyap. Dying Without Fear: The Pursuit of Eternity. Penguin Random House India; 2020.
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