You have questions, we have answers.
When you come to your first visit with Regional Cancer Care, please bring:
After your consultation with your RCCA doctor, he or she may order some laboratory (blood) tests. For other diagnostics, such as medical imaging scans (MRI, CT, PET), tests are more likely to be ordered and scheduled for a later date.
In a word, no. Your initial consultation (first appointment) is focused on diagnosis and on understanding your needs. Scans, biopsies and other types of tests are often needed before chemotherapy treatment can begin. Also, your insurance company will need to authorize your treatment, which can take about a week. Once we’ve received your test results and your insurance company approves treatment, someone from RCCA will call you to schedule your treatment… and your one-on-one educational session before treatment.
To acquire a copy of your medical/health information records from Regional Cancer Care Associates, call us at 844-346-7222 to request the appropriate release form.
For many of our patients, chemotherapy is delivered right in our offices by oncology nurses trained in the latest treatments. In some cases, due to insurance rules, certain individuals may need be scheduled for outpatient treatment at a nearby hospital.
RCCA’s medical oncologists are also hematologists, meaning that they’re experienced and knowledgeable in the treatment of blood diseases. From clotting problems to anemia, our hematologists combine skill with dedication to help you live well.
Indeed there are. Moreover, if you’ll be receiving chemotherapy and need financial help, we can discuss with you the available assistance programs and how to go about qualifying. Find out more about financial assistance on our Financial Advocacy page.
Regional Cancer Care Associates is one of fewer than 200 medical practices in the country selected to participate in the Oncology Care Model (OCM); a recent Medicare initiative aimed at improving care coordination and access to and quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries undergoing chemotherapy treatment.