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One of the immediate health care responses to the pandemic was providing telehealth services. Providers embraced the possibility of providing certain services by telehealth, patients welcomed the potential for virtual services, Congress and regulators granted flexibility by waiving certain telehealth requirements, and payers ensured that a payment stream would be available. Experimentation with telehealth was not the only health care delivery response to the pandemic.
Although these health care delivery changes were born of necessity, some believe that several of them – including but not limited to telehealth – should be retained after the pandemic. A concern that has arisen in connection with all of these reforms and experiments is whether the reforms can help address cancer care disparities or instead whether they may worsen disparities.
Melissa Dillmon, MD
Harbin Clinic Cancer Center
Asmita Mishra, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
Brenda M. Nevidjon, MSN, RN, FAAN
Oncology Nursing Society
Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD
Shelley Fuld Nasso, MPP (Moderator)
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship