NCCN Research & Business Resources
NCCN Content in Health Information Technologies
NCCN works to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency
of cancer care. In furtherance of such purposes, at significant time
and expense, NCCN has developed proprietary content for the
provision of cancer care including, without limitation, the NCCN
Guidelines, the NCCN Drugs & Biologics Compendium, the NCCN
Biomarkers Compendium, the NCCN Templates, and the NCCN
Guidelines for Patients
, which are collectively referred to as
NCCN Content. NCCN Content is a valuable asset of NCCN and
is protected by copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights
owned by NCCN.
NCCN provides NCCN Content to hospitals, physicians, and
other parties and is continuously updating and improving these
materials. NCCN regularly licenses users of NCCN Content and
does not permit commercial use of NCCN Content without a
license agreement between the user and NCCN.
NCCN works with organizations through permissions and licensing
arrangements to permit the use of NCCN Content in commercial
products, including Health Information Technologies (HIT). NCCN
works to inform and regularly notifies NCCN licensees of updates
to the NCCN Content contained in these technologies to assist
in ensuring that the NCCN Content represented in technology is
up-to-date and consistent with what is published on NCCN.org.
A list of official licensees of NCCN Content for use in HIT along
with a description of their products and permitted use can be
found on NCCN.org.
Summary and other tools, were updated in 2012 and can be
found on the Business Group’s dedicated cancer website
and on NCCN.org/nbgh.
Benefit Design and Assessment Tool
pharmacy, and behavioral health benefits, short-term disability,
family medical leave, and employee assistance programs.
It provides specific recommendations, objectives, and
suggestions for coverage and employee cost-sharing, as well
as “administrative guidance” to put each recommendation into
context. Recommendations related to wellness, health promotion,
and prevention will be added during the final year of the project.
This project is a uniquely important opportunity to develop a
comprehensive, evidence-based set of recommendations for
self-funded employers that will often serve as a laboratory for
health benefit innovation. Large employers’ successful innovations
are frequently adopted by smaller employers, managed care
organizations, and the public sector. Thus, the potential for
impacting the quality and value of benefits is likely to extend
far beyond the employees of the National Business Group’s
members. The project may also have an impact on fully-insured
benefit plans and essential benefits for plans offered through
health care exchanges. In 2012, there were more than 84,000
downloads of the Guide from businessgrouphealth.org.
Reimbursement Resource Room
The oncology reimbursement landscape continues to present
ever-evolving challenges for clinicians and others who work with
patients with cancer. As a response to these ongoing challenges,
help is available at the NCCN
Room on NCCN.org. Users can select a cancer or supportive
care indication to learn about reimbursement help and services
available to help mitigate reimbursement challenges.
In 2012, the NCCN
Reimbursement Resource Room
had more than 7,800 pageviews.
the NBGH Guide