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COPILOT Chief Operating Officer Charles A. Stevens Moderates Patient Access Panel at the Association for Value Based Cancer Care Summit

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Charles A. Stevens, JD, MBA, Chief Operating Officer of COPILOT Provider Support Services, a market leading provider of technologically advanced healthcare access solutions, moderated a panel focused on patient connectivity in the oncology reimbursement support services market.

In addition to Stevens, the panel consisted of three industry leading experts in oncology patient support services, reimbursement and payer policy. Panelists included John Hennessy, Principal at Valuate, an Entrée Health company, Susan Raiola the President of Realendpoints and Kelly Franchetti, RN, CCRN, CEN, the SVP of Global Patient Insights & Strategy at Yprime. The panel discussed topics of interest to the oncology provider, patient consumer and patient care-partner communities, such as the impact that COVID has had on patient access, telehealth, future digital enhancements within reimbursement HUBs and copay accumulators & maximizers.

Of the panel, Stevens said, “The AVBCC has quickly become the premier oncology meeting in the Nation, attracting all key stakeholder groups in the oncology community. It is an incredible honor to be invited to be part of the AVBCC Faculty.” The AVBCC is hosted by Burt Zweigenhaft, the organization’s founder of AVBCC and was attended by a live and virtual audience of over 1,200 industry leaders, life-science companies, oncology healthcare professionals, payers and patients. The panel took place on November 14, 2021.

Panel moderator and CoPilot’s Chief Operating Officer Chuck Stevens, added, “The world of access to oncology medications is rapidly changing based on the amount of treatment options and advancements in immunotherapy. Payer scrutiny and the imposition of added authorization hurdles can make access to treatment more difficult for patients.” Stevens, who has been responsible for developing pricing and reimbursement strategies for oncology products and served on a manufacturer consortium that led to the expansion of CMS accepted oncology compendia, went on saying, “Co-pay accumulators, maximizers and drug exclusion lists are some of the new obstacles that are being used by payers and PBMs. Oncology reimbursement HUBs are a critical support service to help stakeholders navigate the everchanging access landscape.”

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Robocath Successfully Performs 1st Carotid Stenting in France with R-One™ Robot

The procedure is part of a clinical study, which is the first stage of an ambitious research program launched last July by Robocath and Rennes University Hospital, in partnership with Philips France. It aims to enrich the current and future generations of robotic platforms, with the long-term view of improving the treatment of cerebrovascular incidents (CVA, stroke).

Smith+Nephew Announces Digital Surgery & Robotics Innovation Center in Europe

The center will feature a dedicated medical education facility, where surgeons can refine techniques and experience the latest technology through hands-on learning and immersive simulation technology.

Medtronic Hugo™ Robotic-Assisted Surgery System Receives European CE Mark Approval

CE Mark approval comes on the heels of major milestones in the Hugo RAS system global launch, including the first urological and gynecological procedures, which took place in Latin America and India and marked the start of the Hugo RAS system global patient registry.

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