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As we venture together through this next phase of COVID-19, it's critical to have a trusted partner by your side. We're working together in response to COVID-19.

Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on Your Practice

This month, in partnership with leading experts in specialty care, AmerisourceBergen’s Specialty Physician Services group announced the results from a national practice survey among specialty practices across the U.S. The purpose of the survey was to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on community practices and patient care during the early stage (mid-March through mid-May). The survey considered the level of new and existing patient encounters, impact on patient care, how practices took advantage of federal programs, and the expected impact to patients.

We had 160 practices participate in various healthcare settings across the U.S. and more than 65% of those practices were in specialties, such as oncology, urology, retina, rheumatology and gastroenterology. The survey provided insight into what kind of challenges practices, like yours, have encountered during COVID-19 and the resiliency in being able to accommodate and adjust operational and clinical processes in order to meet the needs of your patients. We shared those findings recently in a webinar on "The Early Impact of COVID-19 on Community Practices."

We would like to take another assessment on what your practice is experiencing during this next phase of the pandemic. Please take a moment to share your experience to help us understand the impact of this pandemic on your practice and how to better support all that you do for community care.

Thank you in advance for your feedback.

weAREcommunity

The novel coronavirus has thrown healthcare a serious curveball. Doctors nationwide have growing concerns over the reluctance of patients to seek care while the spread of COVID-19 persists. If patients are not maintaining routine or preventative healthcare, we risk a second wave of tragedy in the form of late diagnoses and more advanced or unchecked disease.

The #weAREcommunity campaign amplifies what doctors have been telling their patients: NOW is the time to prioritize health and get back to the doctor. Chronic and critical illnesses didn't stop or slow down when COVID-19 flared up, and neither should access to care. We have long advocated on behalf of community practices and patient access. This is why we feel it so important to have a platform for the physician practice community to encourage patients to resume their healthcare routines within the safety of community practices. 
 
Join the conversation on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to see your posts engaging on this very important topic. Don’t forget the hashtags!


#weAREcommunity 
#healthierNOW
#communitycounts

COVID-19 On-Demand Webinar Series

To meet the needs of caregivers in the "new normal," we have launched a series of on-demand educational and motivational sessions to help you adjust - on your time and in your chosen environment.

The Early Impact of COVID-19 on Community Practices
Hear from host, Barry Fortner, Senior Vice President and President of Specialty Physician Services and AmerisourceBergen/Specialty Physician Services business leaders as they provide updates on the CARES Act and PPP Flexibility Act and share findings from our national community practice survey. Also, hear from industry peers as they discuss the early impact of COVID-19 on their practices and share key learnings on patient referral outreach and activities, the implementation and future of telemedicine and the impact that this pandemic has had on patient outcomes.

AmerisourceBergen Speakers and Panel Guests:
  • Darin Goldman, MD, Retina Group of Florida
  • Lucio Gordan, MD, Managing Physician/President Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute
  • David Oubre, MD, Pontchartrain Cancer Center
  • Brad Tallamy, Senior Director of Government Affairs at AmerisourceBergen
  • Susan Weidner, Senior Vice President of IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions



The Importance of Marketing and Communications for Community Practices

Barry Fortner, Senior Vice President and President of Specialty Physician Services, and SPS business leaders provide updates on the CARES Act and the new PPP Flexibility Act, review data on the latest trends and challenges facing practices across the U.S., review opportunities to strengthen your referral network and offer solutions for marketing and communications that can support your practice and extend your voice in your community.

 




The Road Ahead for Community Practices


Rick Lozano, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Solutions, as well as Specialty Physician Services business leaders and Government Affairs experts provide updates from the Hill, share what the data is telling us, and offer information on the CARES Act and cost-effective solutions and best practices for stabilizing post-pandemic.

  

 

Virtual Round Table

April 2, 2020

During our first Virtual Round Table, Specialty Physician Services leadership discussed the state of affairs, actions we are taking to ensure a safe and secure supply chain and our ongoing efforts to support physician practices.




April 28, 2020

Practice leaders joined our second Virtual Round Table to share how they have overcome operational and clinical challenges, solutions they’ve found and how their staff, patients and communities are benefiting.