Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
Atlantic Information Services, publisher of Drug Benefit News and Specialty Pharmacy News, is pleased to announce the publication of Oncology Management Trends, Strategies and Resources, a brand-new book on the issues, strategies and market conditions facing payers, providers and vendors in the complex oncology management field.
The direct medical costs of cancer care total roughly $100 billion annually in the U.S., with costs growing each year. But choosing a workable approach to managing cancer care is easier said than done. The strategies that may be extremely effective for one health plan may not work at all for another. Oncology Management Trends, Strategies and Resources looks at the oncology management programs of some of the nation’s leading health plans — such as Aetna Inc. and UnitedHealthcare — as well as data from The Zitter Group on health plan implementation of oncology management strategies.
In 11 chapters, Oncology Management Trends, Strategies and Resources encapsulates the trends that can help rein in costs and improve overall quality and efficiency of care. It delivers the most current and relevant information on:
- Drug coverage, benefit design and formulary strategies
- Payer-physician partnerships and provider contracting
- Clinical protocols, Comparative-Effectiveness Research and evidence-based medicine
- Access to care and supply chain issues
- Specific diseases, including: breast cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia, colorectal cancer, melanoma, prostate cancer and renal cell carcinoma.
Oncology Management Trends, Strategies and Resources was written for oncologists and oncology group practice managers; oncology management vendors and consultants; pharmacy, clinical services and medical directors; product development, contracting and marketing executives; and financial and operations executives at:
- Health plans
- Specialty pharmacies
- PBMs and pharmacy benefit administrators
- Pharmaceutical manufacturers
- Disease management companies
- Third-party administrators
This comprehensive resource also includes background information on other disease states and market forces that compete with oncology management for resources and attention. Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/oncology-management-trends-strategies-and-resources for more details and ordering information.
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars, and conferences. Learn more at http://www.AISHealth.com.