American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) Introduces Specialty Oral Oncolytic Pharmacy

The American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders, provides a unique array of support services to its affiliated community-based oncology practices, including in-house specialty pharmacy services.

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The American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), an alliance of physicians and
seasoned healthcare leaders, provides a unique array of support services
to its affiliated community-based oncology practices, including in-house
specialty pharmacy services. The AON Pharmacy streamlines the process of
filling prescriptions for cancer patients who are being treated with
oral oncolytic medications. According to the Community Oncology Alliance
(COA), approximately 25% to 35% of all cancer drugs are currently
available in pill form and that percentage is increasing each year.

AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA, said, “Through the American Oncology Network,
community oncology practices across the nation now have access to
practice-proven solutions that bring tremendous value and benefit to
their patients. The AON Pharmacy is a prime example of this. Pharmacy
staff members not only handle the complicated insurance authorization
process, they also work with patients and educate them about potential
side effects of these powerful cancer drugs and ensure that patients are
compliant and understand how to take prescribed medications.”

Director of Pharmacy Ray Bailey added, Our pharmacists are
experts in oncology medications and they are available to speak with
both patients and physicians, as needed. Through our electronic medical
record (EMR), AON pharmacists can view a patient’s chart and then work
directly with the patient’s oncologist to best manage any side effects
of the oral therapies.”

AON Board Member Dr. William Harwin pointed out, “When someone is
diagnosed with cancer, he or she doesn’t want to wait several weeks to
receive prescribed medications; yet, many of the smaller community
oncology practices in the AON network don’t have the infrastructure to
provide speedy access to oral oncology drugs. Through the AON Pharmacy,
which ships directly to patients’ homes, usually within 48 to 72 hours,
patients have easier, more convenient and much faster access to the
medications they need.”

About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)

Founded in 2017, American
Oncology Network, LLC
 (AON) is an alliance of physicians and
seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success
of community oncology. The executive management team of AON brings more
than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling
physicians to focus on what matters most — providing the highest quality
care for patients.

The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for
managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for
its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of
scale, as it guides its member physicians and practices through the
transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient
experience and help to reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.

AON also provides a unique model of physician-led, community-based
oncology management. With services such as a centralized specialty
pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical
records, a Care Management Team and a variety of financial assistance
programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences will
be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.