NCCN Annual Report 2013 - page 28

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NCCN BUSINESS RESOURCES
reimbursementmodels, an introduction to theNCCNBiomarkers
Compendium, and the identificationof futureareasof collaboration.
Beyond the annual forum, NCCN collaboratedwith theState
Oncology Societies in variouswayswhich contributed to
ourmutual commitment to the quality care of patientswith
cancer. Leadership fromStateOncology Societies shared their
perspectiveswith key stakeholders as invited faculty at both
NCCNAcademy for Excellence& Leadership inOncology™ and
the
2013NCCNPolicy Summit:MeasuringQuality inOncology
–Challenges andOpportunities.
NCCN leadershipwas invited to
speak about the importance of collaboration among academic
and community oncologists at numerous StateOncology Society
meetings. Further, NCCNprovided a comprehensive report to
StateOncology Societies and theirmembers to inform themof
changes to theNCCNGuidelines andderivative products.
NCCNEmployer &Payer Initiatives
NCCNCollaborationwith the
National BusinessGrouponHealth
For the past three yearsNCCN, includingNCCNBoardmembers
and staff, hasworked closelywith theNational BusinessGroup
onHealth todevelop
An Employer’sGuide toCancer Treatment &
Prevention.
The
Guide
addresses issues related to cancer across
the continuumof care and features benefit recommendations that
are supportedby evidence, including evidence from theNCCN
Guidelines. Users of the
Guide
can be confident that their benefit
dollars are investedwisely andmeet the needs of employees and
their dependentswho are dealingwith cancer.
During2013, the final components of the project were completed.
They include a
Cancer ResourceGuide
intended to helppatients
and caregivers understand key issues andmake informed
decisions as they face the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. It
includes sections for those dealingwith their own cancer, those
dealingwith a loved one’s cancer, and those concerned about
cancer risk. All of these documents are available for individuals,
cancer centers, and cancer advocacy groups todownload.
The project culminated inNovember 2013 and all the
components of the
Employer’sGuide,
including the
Cancer
ResourceGuide,
are now available to all at no cost at
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NCCN
is pleased toworkwith state
oncology societies and the clinicians
they represent. Annual
NCCN
meetings
provide a forum for opendialogue,
an exchange of best practices, and the
identification of areas for collaboration.”
–C. LynFitzgerald,MJ, Vice President,
U.S. andGlobalDevelopment,NCCN
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