Value in Cancer Care: Finding the Path to Progress
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the 28th Annual National Conference held in Minneapolis, Minn., on Oct. 15, 2019.
The cost of cancer care in the U.S. has increased dramatically over the last three decades. Among factors contributing to this huge increase are rising cancer prevalence, due in part to our aging population, and the rapidly increasing cost of pharmaceuticals and other interventions. Mounting physician fees and cost-sharing on the part of the insurance industry have also made a significant contribution.
Clearly as our health care system continues to shift from a focus on volume to one centered on value, innovative approaches to enhance value will be needed. Unfortunately, the path ahead is far from clear, in part because of the complexity of the disease itself.
With these considerations in mind, this session provides updates on some of the latest approaches to enhancing value in cancer care, as well as a look ahead at likely future directions in the field.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, psychologists, social workers and other health care professionals who are interested in adding value to cancer care.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify factors contributing to the continuing increase in the cost of cancer care over the last three decades.
- Explore ways that quality and value can be best measured in cancer care.
- Describe innovative strategies that may be utilized to help increase value of cancer care at all levels of the health care system.
|Cost Effectiveness in Cancer Care: Finding the Path to Progress|
Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS, FASCO
Associate Professor of Medicine
Public Policy, and Population Science
Duke Cancer Institute
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Senior Vice President
Sarah Cannon Market Operations
Physician in Chief of Blood Cancers
Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Crystal Wong, MD
Propoint Medical Writing
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Dr. Zafar serves on the Advisory Board and is a Consultant for RTI, McKesson, Coernicus-WCG IRB. He has received grant/research support from the NIH and AstraZeneca. He and his spouse are employees of Shattuck Labs. Dr. Zafar has received other financial or material support from Aim Specialty Health; Vivor, LLC; SamFund; and Family Research Foundation.
Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
Dr. Wong has indicated that she has received grant/research support from MyoKardia.
The remaining activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
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CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
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Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-20-137-H01-P/T
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- 1.00 AMA
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- 1.00 CCMC - General
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