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AVBCC 2013 3rd Annual Conference

Hollywood, FL—Regardless of one’s personal opinion of the role of government in healthcare, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be implemented, which means government will be playing a more significant role, as 2 speakers pointed out at the Third Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care.

Hollywood, FL—As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid expansion necessitates that states soon come to grips with massive change in healthcare coverage. Matthew E. Brow, Vice President, Public Policy and Reimbursement Strategy, McKesson Specialty Health and the US Oncology Network, updated attendees at the Third Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care on progress in this area.

The AVBCC Annual Meeting experiences exponential growth in attendance and participation as oncologists, payers, employers, managed care executives, patient advocates, and drug manufacturers convened in Hollywood, FL, on May 2-5, 2013, for the Third Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC).

Hollywood, FL—In response to mandates for more efficient and lower-cost cancer drug utilization, CVS Caremark is developing innovative strategies, said Kirby J. Eng, RPh, Director of On­co­logy Medical Pharmacy Manage­ment, CVS Caremark, at the Third Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care.

Hollywood, FL—With the Affordable Care Act about to be fully enacted, and growing concerns about managing oncology costs, health plans will put simple processes in place ahead of new drug approvals to more actively manage these medications, said James T. Kenney, Jr, RPh, MBA, Pharmacy Operations Manager, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Wellesley, MA, at the Third Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care.

Hollywood, FL—Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) will soon have the new challenge of dealing with the confusion of biosimilars, according to Douglas S. Burgoyne, PharmD, President and Managing Partner, VRx Pharmacy Services, Salt Lake City, UT, a full-service PBM company that provides medication therapy management, case management, and other clinical services to employer group waiver plans and commercial payers.

Hollywood, FL—End-of-life issues have advanced in a positive direction since the so-called death panel controversy of 2009, but health plans still need to promote these discussions, said J. Russell Hoverman, MD, PhD, Vice President, Quality Programs, Texas Oncology, at the Third Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care.

Hollywood, FL—Cancer rehabilitation is “the next frontier” in survivorship care, according to Julie K. Silver, MD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Dr Silver is the author of numerous books, including After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger, & What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope.

Hollywood, FL—With the new landscape of healthcare delivery yet to come into sharp focus, employers are living in “the land of confusion,” wondering how they will conform to new requirements, meet the expectations of their employees, and remain profitable, said Peter Hayes, Principal, Healthcare Solutions, Duluth, GA, at the Third Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care.


Hollywood, FL— A community oncology medical home headed by Barbara L. McAneny, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of the New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, is a good example of how putting patients first can be good for patient care and good for the bottom line.

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