We have compiled a lot of valuable links to resources so you do not have to look for them!
General Cancer Resources
American Cancer Society
Or call: 800.227.2345
Excellent site for all cancers; Great place to get statistics on cancer for presentations.
American Society of Clinical Oncologists
The mecca of good information…see the MMA Resources for practice presentations and tools.
Or call: 800.813.4673
Provides emotional support, financial assistance and financial assistance referrals.
A general cancer center that connects those whose loved ones are touched by cancer to lots of cancer web resources.
Provides emotional support, information and advocacy
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
See specific sections below for more info on specific sites and state-level information.
Or call: 800.552.4366
Program of Scott Hamilton, provides up-to-date information on chemotherapy.
Pharma’s web site to link patients to patient assistance programs. Not as good as NeedyMeds. But, does the trick.
Or call: 800.331.1620
Great resource about hospice
Kaiser Family Foundation
This is not the evil Kaiser HMO empire…this one of the finest sources of healthcare statistics ever!
Medicare Rights Center
Helps patients fight for their rights, instead of you doing it!.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Not a patient treatment funding site, but empowers survivors and advocates for policy issues that affect their quality of life.
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Or call: 800.622.2838
Want to fight breast cancer? Here you go!
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Or call: 800.422.6237
Government institute for cancer, tells you all the hot info about clinical trial reimbursement or lack thereof. It also links to the clinical trial registry.
National Society of Genetic Counselors
Or call: 610.872.7608
Provides a network of professional communications involving all types of human genetics
The very best web site to get anything and anything you need about Patient Assistance programs. EVERY application is on here too. Too good to miss.
Or call: 215.349.5445
Treatment options, clinical trial information, resources.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Another patient assistance site offering help. Brings together state aid and patient assistance programs.
Patient Advocacy Foundation
Co-pay assistance is available through this group. Will also help patients with payment problems.
Another good patient assistance program information site. Chock full of information!
Susan G. Komen Foundation
Or call: 800.462.9273
"Helpline" with trained volunteers, funds research and other cancer related programs (AVON Walk, Race for the Cure). The CodeMistress’ favorite charity!
Medicare 411—National CMS Links
Claims Processing Manual (A must!) http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Manuals/IOM/list.asp
Contact Someone at CMS
Correct Coding Edits
Coverage search/policy search
Evaluation & Management Guidelines http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medlearn/emdoc.asp
HIPAA in English
Labs—National Policies for Coverage http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/indexes.asp
Medicare 411 Local
Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carriers
Adminastar Federal (D.C., Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin)
CIGNA Healthcare (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
Palmetto GBA (Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)
Medicare Part B Carriers
Alabama Cahaba GBA
Arkansas Arkansas BCBS
California National Heritage Insurance Company
Connecticut First Coast Service Options
Idaho CIGNA Healthcare
Illinois Wisconsin Physicians Service
Indiana AdminaStar Federal
Kansas BCBS of Kansas
Kentucky AdminaStar Federal
Louisiana Medicare Services
Mississippi Cahaba GBA
Missouri BCBS of Kansas (West MO)/Arkansas BCBS (East MO)
Montana BCBS of Montana
Nebraska BCBS of Kansas
New Hampshire National Heritage Insurance Company
New Jersey Empire HealthChoice, Inc.
New Mexico Arkansas BCBS
New York HealthNow New York Inc./Empire BCBS/Group Health Inc.
North Carolina CIGNA Healthcare
Ohio Palmetto GBA
Oklahoma New Mexico Medicare BCBS
Rhode Island BCBS of Rhode Island
S. Carolina Palmetto GBA
Tennessee CIGNA Healthcare
Texas TrailBlazer Health Enterprises
Utah Regence BCBS of Utah
Vermont National Heritage Insurance Company
West Virginia Palmetto GBA
Wisconsin Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation