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Why should I consider a focused specialty case management program such as Oncology?
Cancer care costs are projected to skyrocket to $173 billion in year 2020, a 39 percent increase from 2010 (Mariotto et al. 2011. Projections of the cost of cancer in the United States: 2010-2011. J Natl Cancer Inst, 103:1-12.). Average treatment cost per patient can range from $14,000 with no surgery or chemotherapy, to $123,000 for patients receiving both surgery and chemotherapy; the overall average cost per patient is $49,000 (Fitch and Pyenson, 2011. Benefit Designs for High Cost Medical Conditions. Millman Res Report).
KEPRO offers an aggressive oncology management solution to decrease treatment costs, improve overall health outcomes, and preserve each participant’s dignity during this difficult time. We help participants with a cancer diagnosises understand their treatment options and plans, and empower them to work with their healthcare providers to make informed decisions and maintain control of their lives for as long as they are able.
Our nurses work as an extension of the provider, helping the participant navigate the complexities of the healthcare system. They also help participants understand their provider's recommendations and treatment plans and seek a second opinions, if appropriate. Our primary nurse model assesses individual needs and coordinates services in order to meet goals set in collaboration with the Care Team and treating physician. Participants are taught signs and symptoms and how to manage them, improving their quality of life and clinical outcomes and avoiding/managing complications. Participants and family also benefit from assistance with end of life decisions at the appropriate time/when they are ready to address them, including helping family participants cope and support the care and/or end of life decisions of the participant.