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Breast cancer treatment and continuity of care in California: policy solutions to help patients maintain consistent care

Series Title(s):
Health policy fact sheet (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research)
Author(s):
Scheitler, AJ, author
Ko, Michelle, author
Shimkhada, Riti, author
Glen, Beth, author
Ponce, Ninez, author
Contributor(s):
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, issuing body.
Publication:
Los Angeles, CA : UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, March 2018
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Breast Neoplasms -- therapy
Continuity of Patient Care
Health Policy
Health Services Accessibility
Insurance Coverage
Insurance, Health
Medicaid
Private Sector
Public Sector
Women's Health Services
Humans
California
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
(1) Breast cancer patients must navigate a complex system of providers, support services, and insurance requirements, all while balancing treatments with family and work obligations. (2) An already difficult time is further complicated by changes in insurance status that may disrupt an individual's course of treatment. (3) Policymakers should consider regulations that would protect patients who experience a change in insurance status or whose physicians are dropped from insurance plans before treatment is complete. (4) Additionally, insurers and health care providers should make patients aware of their rights for coverage in the event of a change in insurance status.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (3 pages)).
NLM Unique ID:
101739344 (See catalog record)
Series Title(s):
Health policy fact sheet (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research)
Author(s):
Scheitler, AJ, author
Ko, Michelle, author
Shimkhada, Riti, author
Glen, Beth, author
Ponce, Ninez, author
Contributor(s):
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, issuing body.
Publication:
Los Angeles, CA : UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, March 2018
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Breast Neoplasms -- therapy
Continuity of Patient Care
Health Policy
Health Services Accessibility
Insurance Coverage
Insurance, Health
Medicaid
Private Sector
Public Sector
Women's Health Services
Humans
California
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
(1) Breast cancer patients must navigate a complex system of providers, support services, and insurance requirements, all while balancing treatments with family and work obligations. (2) An already difficult time is further complicated by changes in insurance status that may disrupt an individual's course of treatment. (3) Policymakers should consider regulations that would protect patients who experience a change in insurance status or whose physicians are dropped from insurance plans before treatment is complete. (4) Additionally, insurers and health care providers should make patients aware of their rights for coverage in the event of a change in insurance status.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (3 pages)).
NLM Unique ID:
101739344 (See catalog record)