Dollars and Sense - Strategies for Communicating with Cancer Patients About Financing Affordable and Effective Treatment
SELF STUDY / ENDURING - ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 60 Minutes
Navigating the process to procure treatment can be challenging for patients with cancer. In this webcast, expert faculty discuss communication strategies for cancer patients regarding access to financing affordable and effective treatment and the oral chemotherapy procurement process. The impact of rising prices on treatment delays and tactics to help patients with high copays obtain their medications will also be discussed. This webcast provides an opportunity to understand how financial oncology coordinators and specialty pharmacists collaborate to support financing the oncology patient’s treatment plan as well as identify communication strategies that can assist advanced practice providers in establishing an open and reciprocal dialogue with cancer patients about their financial support needs during all phases of oncology care.
This CME initiative was designed for oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, NPs, PAs, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with cancer.
1. Describe how oncology financial coordinators and specialty pharmacists collaborate to support financing the oncology patient's treatment plan
2. Identify communication strategies that can assist Advanced Practice Providers in establishing an open and reciprocal dialogue with cancer patients about their financial support needs during all phases of oncology care
Jason Wing PharmD
Born and raised in Indiana, Jason Wing attended pharmacy school at Purdue University. He completed his PGY1 acute care residency at UC San Diego Health and PGY2 oncology residency at OHSU Health. He is now a clinical oncology pharmacist that works both in the inpatient and ambulatory settings, focusing on the treatment of solid tumor patients. On top of his clinical responsibilities, he precepts students and residents on their oncology rotations and research projects, oversees chemotherapy infusion plan development for prostate, testicular, and head and neck cancer as a Via oncology disease state lead, serves as a member of the research council at OHSU Health and BCOP Oversight Committee for HOPA, and manages the newly implemented pharmacist managed IVIG protocol at OHSU Health.
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