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

Community Oncology Patients Benefit from AON In-House Pharmacy Services

Fort Myers, Fla. (March 25, 2019) 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.”

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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.

For More Information, Contact:

American Oncology Network, LLC
Shelly Glenn
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
Shelly.Glenn@AONcology.com
770.365.6168

ChappellRoberts
Katy Parsons, APR
KParsons@chappellroberts.com
727.542.0949

Ganick Communications, Inc.
Elaine Ganick
elaine@ganick.com
615.377.7877

American Oncology Network, LLC Simplifies Value-Based Care for Community Oncology

Practices Benefit from Industry-Leading Care Management Services and OCM Designation

FORT MYERS, FL (MARCH 19, 2019) – Through the American Oncology Network (AON), LLC, community oncology practices across the nation are now able to leverage the expertise and scale developed by the nation’s largest independent community oncology practice to actualize value-based care without managing the growing complexities of a changing healthcare landscape. AON’s care management services are delivering positive results for its partner practices that have reported reduced costs, improved outcomes and enhanced patient satisfaction directly related to AON’s proven infrastructure.

New AON practices are immediately eligible to participate in the Oncology Care Model (OCM) and implement the AON Care Management program. In 2018, AON adopted OCM and implemented the model through Care Management, its existing value-based approach. This growing team-based methodology ensures clear communication, coordination and cohesion of patient care. It also optimizes treatment outcomes and quality of life through a three-phase program that includes care navigation, active care management and survivorship.
“Our proven value-based care model has allowed us to continually grow our network and incre

se patient satisfaction while reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and emergency room visits,” said Sarah Cevallos, AON Chief Revenue Cycle Officer. “At AON, we’re leveraging the same value-based model that has driven results for the nation’s largest independent community oncology practice for several years. Offering this expertise and scale will help practices across the nation thrive in an increasingly complex healthcare ecosystem.”

AON’s model alleviates challenges for its partner practices by disengaging them from a linear process.  This strategic approach allows practices to focus on patients while AON’s experts handle the cumbersome administrative and financial complexities involved with the transition to value-based care.

“We handle the complexities of having to manage their practice day in and day out so they can focus on patient care,” said Brad Prechtl, AON Chief Executive Officer.

Because the OCM incentivizes high-quality, coordinated care, AON reinvests the savings into enhanced patient care across its network for services that may not be available elsewhere, while controlling costs.

“You have to adapt to the market forces going on outside,” said Dr. Rangappa Rajendra, founder of Oncology/Hematology of Loudoun and Reston in Virginia. “But ultimately the most important thing when you are in a patient’s room you have to make sure you do it right.”

AON’s collaborative approach and physician-led model allows community practices to thrive while maintaining local leadership and autonomy. This ultimately allows physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest quality care for patients.

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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.

For More Information, Contact:

American Oncology Network, LLC
Shelly Glenn
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
Shelly.Glenn@AONcology.com
770.365.6168

ChappellRoberts
Katy Parsons, APR
KParsons@chappellroberts.com
727.542.0949

Ganick Communications, Inc.
Elaine Ganick
elaine@ganick.com
615.377.7877
 

Oncology/Hematology of Loudoun and Reston Welcomes Dr. John Khuu

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Fort Myers, FL, March 7th, 2019… The physicians of Onocology/Hematology of Loudoun and Reston (OHLR), Dr. Rangappa Rajendra, Dr. Manoel Moraes, Dr. Jeffrey White and Dr. Marianne Barnhill, are pleased to announce that Dr. John Khuu has joined the leading community oncology/hematology practice in Lansdowne, VA. A division of American Oncology Partners, PA, OHLR has office locations in Lansdowne, at 44055 Riverside Parkway, Suite 224, Reston, at 1860 Town Center Drive, Suite 120 and a satellite office in Dulles, located at 24430 Stone Springs Boulevard, Suite 515. Effective March 1st, 2018, Dr. John Khuu will be practicing at the Lansdowne and Reston locations.

Oncology/Hematology of Loudoun and Reston Senior Physician Dr. Rangappa Rajendra, said, “Dr. John Khuu comes to us with excellent outstanding credentials and a keen interest in clinical research.  As a highly dedicated and respected medical oncologist, Dr. Khuu will be a great addition to our network in Virginia.”
AON CEO, Bradley Prechtl, MBA, stated, “It is a pleasure to welcome Dr. John Khuu to Oncology/Hematology of Loudoun and Reston and the American Oncology Network. As a community oncology practice, we have an ongoing commitment to our patients to provide the most advanced and personalized treatments in a setting that is convenient and close to home.”

AON Board Member, Dr. William Harwin, said, “We are excited to welcome Dr. John Khuu to the American Oncology Network. He has established an excellent reputation and will offer added convenience for our patients in Virginia. We are pleased to have him join the AON family.”

Dr. John Khuu earned his medical degree from the University of Toledo School of Medicine (Toledo, OH), and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of New Mexico Hospital (Albuquerque, New Mexico). After his Residency, Dr. Khuu moved back to his hometown Herndon, VA and began his career as a hospitalist where he developed a passion for cancer care.  He completed his Medical Oncology fellowship at the University of Florida.  Dr. Khuu, who was born in Vietnam and raised in Herndon, Virginia, enjoys biking and travelling.  He and his wife love to travel and experience new places, cultures and foods. 

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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.

About Oncology/Hematology of Loudoun and Reston: (www.loudounoncology.com) Oncology/Hematology of Loudoun and Reston, P.C., founded in 1997, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adults with cancer or hematological abnormalities. State of the art treatment is administered by knowledgeable and professional staff in a warm, compassionate atmosphere. Patients, family members and caregivers are treated with dignity and respect towards the common goals of health and healing.

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC
Shelly Glenn
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
Shelly.Glenn@AONcology.com
770.365.6168

ChappellRoberts
Christine Turner, APR
cturner@chappellroberts.com
813.545.8131

Ganick Communications, Inc.
Elaine Ganick
elaine@ganick.com
615.377.7877