What is it?

Cancer. Either you have personally been touched by cancer or know of someone who has. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the UnitedStates.1 (Heart disease is number one.) Cancer accounts for nearly 1 in 4 deaths.

Depending on the type of cancer, a variety of treatments may be needed such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or alternative therapies (e.g. cellular or gene therapy). According to the National Cancer Institute, the estimated national expenditures for cancer care in the U.S. in 2018 were over $150.7 billion. In future years, costs are likely to increase as the population ages and cancer prevalence increases. Costs are also likely to increase as new, and often more expensive, treatments are adopted as standards of care.2

Let LifeTrac make difficult easier.

LifeTrac can assist you in getting the information you need, when you need it, to help determine the appropriate treatment plan for your members and to manage your members’ benefits wisely. From access to negotiated contracts at treatment facilities and diagnosis or treatment review, to discounted specialty drugs or understanding the impact of clinical trials, LifeTrac is here to make difficult easier. 

Feel confident in the course of treatment. Through our Oncology Trac a diagnosis and/or treatment review can help ensure tumors are correctly typed and staged, and the treatment plan is the most cost-effective and medically efficacious (which is sometimes the least toxic). Specialty drugs are available at negotiated rates. Compliance and dosing plans help reduce inventory and keep overall costs down, for patient and payer alike.

Keep current on what’s happening in the industry so you can be prepared. Statistics/forecasts regarding your member population for incidence and cost of cancer treatment. LifeTrac can help you understand the impact to current and future treatments and costs, as well as have the knowledge to assess patient requests to join a trial.

Access top facilities and treatment centers nationwide for the care your members need. Some of the less common and later stage cancers (e.g., colorectal, sarcoma, R/R lymphoma) require complex treatment that not all facilities can provide. LifeTrac can offer consulting services, information on facilities, and access to negotiated rates. 

The LifeTrac staff has the expertise to provide clinical and referral support to guide you through the customized path of care. Your members may move between Tracs, from our oncology referral to stem cell transplant to specialized cellular therapy. LifeTrac makes the transitions seamless.

REFERENCES
1 Murphy SL, Xu JQ, Kochanek KD, Arias E. “Mortality in the United States,” 2017. NCHS Data Brief, no 328. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2018. Accessed at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db328.htm
2 NIH: National Cancer Institute. “Cancer Statistics,” accessed May 2019 at https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/understanding/statistics