National Comprehensive Cancer Network

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NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology™
School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business

Structure and Key Decision-Makers in the U.S. Cancer Care Delivery System

Entry-Level Module

This module describes the structure of and decision-making process for the delivery of care in the United States and may include the following topics:

  • The significance of national designations for oncology programs such as NCI and NCCN, as well as how differing administrative structures among academic centers, community centers, and private practices lead to different paths for institutional decision-making
  • The role of oncologists, mid-level providers and other advanced practitioners in managing decisions about patient care, in the context of different care delivery settings, and the concept of multidisciplinary care in academic centers
  • The intersection of clinical decision-making with financial issues along with the roles and issues faced by billing managers and practice managers