A Brief Overview of the Oxford Cancer Support
As cancer patients cope with the
shock of their diagnosis and all the new medical
terminology and treatment options they need to consider and
embark on they need an extraordinary amount of support
We’re here to help.
Through the Oxford Cancer Support Program, Oxford
Members with cancer are swiftly assigned a caring case
management team consisting of a registered nurse and social
worker. Together, the case management team offers customized
support to Members and family caregivers providing a
wealth of services that support your medical
How We Support and
Reassure Your Patients
The Oxford Cancer Support
Program focuses primarily on assisting Members with a
potential to develop complications with cancer treatment and
Support and reinforcement
of your treatment plan. Our case management team can
check in by phone with Members and their caregivers to
translate confusing medical terms, explain treatment
plans, inquire whether they're taking their medications as
prescribed, and offer reassurance.
Assessments to avoid
complications and identify early interventions. The
ongoing, personal contact with our case managers makes it
easier to identify problems early. As a result of the
program, fewer Oxford Members require hospitalization and
those that do, stay for shorter lengths of time (Based on
2004-2005 claims data).
aggressive therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy
cause physical discomfort to your patients or compromise
their immune systems, our registered nurses provide
education on symptom management in support of your
treatment plan to help minimize distress and help bolster
the body's defenses.
Potential treatment complications of primary focus
Coordination of care.
When a patient needs additional services, such as home
nursing or hospice, our case managers will collaborate
with you to order the appropriate care. They can also take
the burdensome details of researching and arranging that
care off the shoulders of your Oxford patients, their
families and your office staff.
One-on-one attention to
psychosocial needs. Cancer patients often find that
even the most well meaning friends and family do not
understand what they are going through. Our social workers
do and can help them with needs as diverse as dealing with
depression, arranging a medical power of attorney,
enrolling in a prescription drug plan, or assisting in
Psychosocial issues of primary focus for Members'
Access to reliable
sources. We help Oxford Members understand their
diagnosis, treatments and help them get additional support
by making available:
by organizations such as CancerCare and
The National Cancer Institute.
eCancerAnswers.com This website offers Oxford
Members timely information and practical solutions
to support treatment and recovery.
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