Articles & White Papers

Articles & White Papers published on February 3, 2016 in Financial Toxicity
As navigators you are well aware of the financial burden a diagnosis of cancer can have on a patient and his or her family. Deductibles, copayments, missed time from work, and uncovered ancillary care by their insurance company all add up to huge out-of-pocket costs. Did you know that cancer costs continue for years even as a cancer survivor?
Articles & White Papers published on January 14, 2016 in Evidence into Practice
In 1990, Harold P. Freeman, MD, noticed that African American women in the Harlem community had a higher incidence of breast cancer mortality.
The authors present a case demonstrating the unique and complex challenges facing patients with head and neck cancers, public health interventions to reduce risk, and available screening to promote early detection.
Articles & White Papers published on January 14, 2016 in Evidence into Practice
Along the continuum of cancer care for many patient populations, navigators play an essential role in community outreach and prevention. To be effective, navigators must have core knowledge of the early signs of cancer, and the current screening guidelines, as well as the available community and state resources for screening and diagnostics.
Articles & White Papers published on January 11, 2016 in Caregivers
It is a fact that in most households the woman makes the decisions regarding healthcare for her loved ones. This includes nudging her husband to get his blood pressure checked, or taking the children to the pediatrician to get their vaccines and other medical care.
Articles & White Papers published on November 4, 2015
We had a great conference! Each year it gets better and better— the content more enriched, the number of attendees steadily growing, and the ability to take home to your cancer facilities the valuable information you learned. It is important to dissect the key teaching points and share them with others.
Articles & White Papers published on January 14, 2015 in Patient FAQs, Survivorship
This happens nearly every day, doesn’t it? A newly diagnosed patient with cancer wants to know the odds of living through and beyond his or her cancer treatment. It doesn’t matter if we tell patients that we hope they live a long time and not to focus on stats; they focus on them anyway. But when it comes to statistics, there are some important facts for nurse navigators to consider.
Articles & White Papers published on June 26, 2014 in Financial Navigation
Cancer care is the most costly medical expense people face in the United States. Historically, insurance companies covered the majority of cancer treatment expenses; however, that is now changing. More financial burden is and will be placed on the patient, making it more challenging than ever to receive the appropriate care one needs to rid them of their disease.
Although the requirements to provide a cancer survivor a treatment summary and survivorship care plan have been in place for several years, with 2015 being the required timeframe for officially demonstrating that these medical records are being provided, most institutions are still not ready.
Articles & White Papers published on June 26, 2014
As navigators, we must look after ourselves and our families and be proactive in helping patients get the most for their coverage. Navigators become experts at assessing coverage and benefits for patients.
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