Buying Cancer Care

Cancer is a major cost driver for employers and a key concern in many employee populations.

Do you know how to assess quality and value, and ensure that you and your employees are getting the best outcomes from the cancer care you purchase?

We produce new guidance on cancer nearly every year, and our most recent work focuses on the cancer care “huddle.”

Take a look at our July 2018 guide and videos below.

Genomic Medicine and Employers: Separating the Hope from the Hype

What is genomic medicine?  How is it being used to improve health outcomes?  What do employers need to know?

Our new guide will introduce you to this fascinating topic!

Improving the Cancer Patient Experience: Putting Employees at the Center of Your Cancer Benefits Strategy

July 2018

Cancer strikes millions of Americans and touches many lives. When an employee or an employee’s family member is diagnosed with cancer, your benefits department will play a critical support role. This guide will help you develop a more employee-centric approach for supporting employees and their families once a cancer diagnosis has been made.

High Value Cancer Care: Guidance for Employers

October 2016

NEBGH’s report is based on interviews with cancer experts and employer benefits professionals, and a May 2016 workshop attended by 48 stakeholders – employer benefits professionals, oncology experts, care providers and health plan executives. It notes that healthcare in general in the U.S. is moving from a primarily volume-based, fee-for-service system to one in which value is central, and as a result, the cancer care landscape is also undergoing significant changes ranging from new options for better navigation and coordination of care, and more personalized and precision-based treatments, to new payment models like bundles and total cost of care.

Employers and Cancer Care Quality: A Closer Look

April 2016

Employers play a role in the cancer care ecosystem. This report demystifies cancer care quality and documents how it is being defined. Find employer resources for building a top quality employer cancer care program and see how you measure up to other NEBGH employers by examining survey results about cancer care benefits, programs and policies.

The Cancer Patient Experience Videos: NEBGH organized a small group of cancer survivors, benefits leaders and oncologists to discuss the challenges posed by a cancer diagnosis.

Gearing Up for the Fight

The Cancer Diagnosis – Now What?

Making Information Available When It Counts

Second Opinions Matter

The Ups and Downs of Working with Cancer

Emotional Support for Patients and Families – Employers Can Help

Fear and Emotion in the Workplace

The Employers’ Role - Meeting Challenges and Managing Expectations

"Cancer is a strong focus for us. It is very expensive, but it also is very difficult for the patient to navigate the system. Our role is to provide resources to make it easier and more comfortable for the patient and the family. It’s not ‘let’s pay the medical claim.’ It goes way beyond that."
Corporate Benefits Leader