NCCN Research & Business Resources
continued evolution of Optum’s cancer programs, which include
a cancer “centers of excellence” (COE) network and the Cancer
Support Program, which is staffed by oncology nurses who
provide comprehensive care management support. The COE
network features NCCN Member Institutions.
NCCN is also collaborating with INTERLINK Health Services
as they develop the INTERLINK CancerCare Network, a
cancer COE network that will also feature NCCN Member
Institutions. The program will provide comprehensive nurse
case management to patients, which includes assisting
patients in selecting a cancer center in the CancerCare
Network when appropriate.
NCCN Insights™: Analytics, Research
Through several tools and services, NCCN provides trusted
information, research, and analysis on oncology practice
patterns and key issues in the cancer-care environment
as well as immediate notification of NCCN information
product updates at the time of publication.
Managed Care Collaborations
NCCN collaborates with managed care organizations, insurance
companies, and other organizations to facilitate patient access
to NCCN Member Institutions and to improve the quality and
outcome of care delivered to patients with cancer. NCCN works
with payers to help ensure that patients have access to the
expertise and specialized services available at these leading
cancer centers. NCCN aims to facilitate this process
so that patients and health professionals can benefit from
NCCN Member Institutions’ commitment to providing the
highest quality cancer care.
In 2012, NCCN had active initiatives in place with managed
care organizations, large self-funded employers, and care
management organizations. NCCN’s collaboration with the
National Business Group on Health to develop
Guide to Cancer Treatment & Prevention
has provided an
additional resource to help ensure that individuals covered by
employer-sponsored benefit plans have access to and coverage
for high-quality, evidence-based cancer care.
NCCN has collaborated with OptumHealth (a division of
UnitedHealth Group) since 2000 in the development and
NCCN works with payers to help ensure that patients
have access to the expertise and specialized services
available at NCCN Member Institutions.