Creating Value at Every Touchpoint
Across the practice, FCS purposefully creates value with each patient interaction. Processes and systems are in place that promote communication and collaboration between providers, both within and outside of FCS, to ensure continuity of care. In-house pathology laboratories and pharmacies greatly impact not only cost but timeliness to care. Our patients have access to a comprehensive care team of medical and radiation oncology specialists, pharmacists, nutritionists and behavioral health professionals to specifically address their individual needs. Additionally, by adding our enhanced care coordination services, we have deployed patient navigation resources and streamlined processes and designed to support the patient.
Efforts over the past several years, to reduce medical expenses in the oncology space have steered our practice to create an infrastructure that not only enhances quality but that reduces the cost of care. Through shared information and innovative technology, we are able to minimize duplicative processes, tests and diagnostics, and utilize state-of-the-art testing, such as next generation sequencing, to improve precision and ultimately reduce delays in timely care. Additionally, the availability and utilization of biosimilar drugs and generic therapeutics has allowed our providers to continue offering clinically equal treatment at a significantly lower cost. As a community-based oncology practice, our patients benefit from receiving exceptional quality care, close to home, without the added expense and discomfort of travel.