The Oncology Leader's Advanced Practitioner Toolkit


    One of the primary ways cancer programs can increase their capacity is through increased use of advanced practitioners (APs), namely nurse practitioners and physician assistants. However, there are significant costs associated with hiring an AP.

    Oncology Roundtable members should use the resources below to assess the financial implications of adding APs, and to identify best practices for integrating APs into their cancer program staff.

    Timely Care for Oncology Patients

    See three examples of how cancer programs have used APs to increase oncologist capacity.

    AP-led rapid access clinic at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    NP-led group survivorship visits at Duke

    Survivorship NP at Memorial Sloan Kettering

    Integrating Advanced Practitioners into Oncology Practice

    Examine the various models currently in use in oncology, methods for measuring advanced practitioner productivity, and strategies for ensuring their successful integration.

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    Managing for Growth, Volume II: Advanced Practitioners in Cancer Programs

    Learn how advanced practitioners can be deployed to optimize patient care.

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    The Three-Step Cancer Staffing Makeover

    Find staffing strategies to help your program accommodate growing workloads and escalating treatment complexity—without compromising quality or adding staffing costs.

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    Get the Full Value from your Advanced Practice Providers

    Learn the four components of a scalable AP model to ensure you fully realize the financial and productivity gains APs offer.

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    Oncology Volumes, Staffing, and Operations Benchmark Generators

    Use our interactive tools to see data on how more than 140 of your peers use APs in the infusion center, medical oncology clinic, and radiation therapy facility as well as to provide various support services.

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    The AP Breakeven Calculator

    Assess the net earnings of an AP based on the number of patient visits billed relative to the AP's overall cost.

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    Physician Consult Revenue Calculator

    Determine how reallocating physician visits for established cancer patients—whether through an AP or a survivorship clinic—can impact overall revenue by increasing the number of new patient visits billed.

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    Quick reads on advanced practitioners

    Read our top insights from benchmarking surveys and reimbursement updates to learn how to maximize APs.

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