Maneuvering the Storm
Arsyl De Jesus, M.D., New York Oncology Hematology
The forward thinking people in The Network have helped us maneuver the storm.
Being Part of a Community
Bill Fintel, M.D., Blue Ridge Cancer Center
Through face to face meetings and conferences for The Network, I have been able to share personal successes and failures and hear the same from my colleagues. Being connected to other community oncologists who are striving to be the value-based, high quality and high touch practices for our patients gives me encouragement that my practice is on a right and solid path. Community oncology at its best means also near home!
In-Office Dispensing Improvements Reduce Staff Burden
Cumbersome and slow prior authorization process and a growing volume of orals created an opportunity for process improvement and increased patient satisfaction.
Addition of Radiation to Practice Supports Integrated Care
Providing integrated, seamless care under one roof drives better outcomes and increases patient and physician satisfaction, but building a successful multidisciplinary practice is not an easy task. Read how one of our affiliated practices was able to add radiation with the help of The Network.
Heidi A Jordan, M.D., Texas Oncology
Being part of The US Oncology Network has enabled me to maximize the options for reimbursement through group education regarding equal options and choices from the pharmacy, preferential drugs, and pathways. Further, being a part of a group that can lobby and negotiate on our behalf and for our patients is incredibly beneficial!
Thriving in a Competitive Environment
Toni Storm-Dickerson, M.D., Compass Oncology
In the current, incredibly competitive medical environment it is hard to survive without being part of some larger, stronger entity, for negotiating contracts etc. Being part of The Network has allowed us to do this.
Payer Negotiation Enables Continued Patient Care
When an affiliated practice saw significant reduction in drug rates, The US Oncology Network took action to develop a winning strategy.
Professional and Personal Fulfillment
Lucy Langer, M.D., Compass Oncology
There is a lot of opportunity to make your career what you want it to be in The Network – you can participate as much or as little in whatever you are interested in and carve out a role for yourself. Even a tiny little physician like me can be a leader and gain national leadership experience – that doesn’t exist for most physicians in private practice. I have ideas and want to make things happen and I can because I’m part of The Network. I could see they were lacking a genetics program and I started that for my practice and found other Network practices that were also doing work in genetics, so we came together and started a national genetics program. I have a network of over 1,400 practitioners I can ask for advice – that’s not available anywhere else! The benefits of being in a multispecialty practice are obvious to physicians – the advantages of patients getting most or all of their care in one practice allows better coordination of care, better communication, and patients feel understood.
Financial Assistance Support Program Helps Keep More Patients on Treatment
Administrative burdens can be overwhelming with co-insurance and co-pay assistance. The US Oncology Network delivered on a solution that enhanced patient care and satisfaction.
Practice Wins Exclusive Coverage of >125K Members in Health Plan
Excess capacity can create inefficiencies and revenue loss, which can ultimately impact patient care. See how The Network came up with a creative solution to fill excess capacity in an affiliated practice.
Maintaining Our Independence
Ira Zackon, M.D., New York Oncology Hematology
New York Oncology Hematology is part of The US Oncology Network, yet absolutely physician owned and governed. The Network is a resource, aligned for the success of the practice. What you implement in the practice is up to you; you’re still making the ultimate decisions. Being part of The Network will help you be productive and lean on the cost side, bringing expertise on operations, while mutually never compromising on the quality of what you do. The relationship with The US Oncology Network is working to our benefit and we continue after many years to feel positive about the relationship.
Access to Capital and Streamlined Care
Rob Fisher, M.D., Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers
The Network has helped us succeed on multiple levels. As part of The US Oncology Network we have gained access to capital at a discount to what a group practice could normally obtain, streamlined care and systems from top to bottom, and have been able to attract and negotiate with major health insurers. The Network has a deep talent pool at the national and regional level.