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Oncology Financial Navigators: Integral members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team

As found in September-October 2014 issue of Oncology Issues. (view article online) Oncology Financial Navigators Integral members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team By Dan Sherman, MA, LPC The lights were dim when I entered the room of a newly- diagnosed cancer patient. As an oncology social worker, I had walked into rooms like this hundreds of […]

Oncology Financial Navigation – Best Practice Sharing

from Mercy Cancer Network Newsletter, March 2012 One of the strengths of the Mercy Cancer Network is its ability to identify a best practice and coordinate a mechanism for sharing among member hospitals. The Oncology Financial Navigation program at Saint Mary’s Health Care in Grand Rapids is a perfect example. Over the past decade there has been a […]

Could you save $3.5M with a patient financial navigation program?

by Deirdre Fuller, found in The Advisory Board Company St. Mary’s Health System in Michigan has saved $3.5 million and secured coverage for nearly 400 cancer patients over the past two years with its new financial navigation program. By understanding new provisions of the Affordable Care Act and educating staff about improving patient coverage, St. Mary’s is easing […]