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Rowena N. Schwartz, Kirby J. Eng, Deborah A. Frieze, Tracy K. Gosselin, Niesha Griffith, Amy Hatfield Seung, Jennifer M. Hinkel, Philip E. Johnson, Shirley A. Johnson, Edward C. Li, Audrea Hotsko Szabatura and Michael K. Wong

, specialty pharmacies also present some challenges to the delivery of optimal patient care. These challenges may include issues related to coordination of care, patient safety, cost/reimbursement, and operational efficiency. Task Force Objectives and Approach

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Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar, James McCanney, Alyssa A. Schatz, Warren Smedley, Leonidas C. Platanias, Cecil M. Benitez, Lee N. Newcomer, C. Lyn Fitzgerald and Robert W. Carlson

comprehensive, efficient, and patient-centered care.” This goal was accompanied by policy recommendations that included eliminating the scope of practice and reimbursement barriers to team-based coordination of care; however, many policy and practice barriers

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Gabrielle Gauvin, Leigh Selesner, Marcin Chwistek, Molly Collins, Crystal Denlinger, Mark Itzen, LCSW, Kenneth Patrick and Jeffrey Farma

care coordination/communication section covers the patient’s oncological history and estimated lifespan, as well as the need for further coordination of care and a goals of care discussion. The subsequent portion covers the management plan, with

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Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, Adrienne Duckworth, Amy Reasinger Allen and Samaneh Kalirai

The WVU Cancer Institute (WVUCI) Bridge Program implements a comprehensive survivorship program for stage 1-3 lung cancer patients completing curative treatment. The ultimate goal is to improve coordination of care, increase quality of life, and

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Sharon K. Steingass

Care in the ambulatory oncology setting occurs via an in-person or telehealth encounter. Telehealth encounters are defined as the delivery, management and coordination of care that integrates electronic information and telecommunication technology

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Craig A. Bunnell, Katya Losk, Sarah Kadish, Nancy Lin, Judith Hirshfield-Bartek, Linda Cutone, Kristen Camuso, Mehra Golshan and Saul Weingart

on patients and their families, increase the risk of suboptimal outcomes, and lead to reductions in completion of care. 2 - 7 Furthermore, delays stemming from poor coordination of care adversely affect patient experience and satisfaction. At DFBWCC

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current policies help or hinder optimal care delivery, with a focus on innovation, value-based models, the changing cancer care workforce, and coordination of care. “NCCN encourages the creation and implementation of policies that enable better access to

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Christopher K. Bichakjian

) proposed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) applied to oncologic care. 1 , 2 In their report, the expert panel considered coordination of care among specialists to be an essential element of delivering high-quality care to patients with cancer. A central

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Stephen B. Edge

improved care, but with a limited evidence base, provide opportunity for overuse and generate controversy. Systems Improvement The first key advance in the past decade has been enhanced coordination of care among oncology disciplines. This has been

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Chadi Nabhan and Sandeep Parsad

of various disciplines. Coordination of care for newly diagnosed patients—often an urgent scenario requiring rapid diagnostic studies and treatment initiation—is essential for success. Care for survivors also requires coordination, with similar