Tips for Managing Costs

Gather your current bills and check stubs to gain a better understanding of how much money is coming in and going out. Also, review your health insurance policy and make sure you understand your deductibles, co-payments, and covered services.

 

TIPS FOR MANAGING CANCER-RELATED COSTS

Get the Big Picture

Gather your current bills and check stubs to gain a better understanding of how much money is coming in and going out.Review your health insurance policy and make sure you understand your deductibles, co-payments, and covered services.Estimate your out-of-pocket medical expenses.List savings or other assets you can use if you need cash to help pay for your out-of-pocket medical expenses


Balance Your Budget

Complete the budget worksheet included in this guidebook to gain a clear understanding of your current finances.


Communicate With Your TCI Care Team

Make an appointment with our Care Navigators to discuss any of your financial concerns. Our patient advocates can help you navigate the challenges of financial planning for your cancer treatment.


Get Yourself Covered

Make the most of your insurance by understanding your policy inside and out. File claims for immediate reimbursement and don’t readily accept a denial—ask for help from your Care Navigators in filing an appeal.


Help Is Available

There are many resources you can turn to for financial assistance, from national and local advocacy groups to other not-for-profit organizations.


Additional Resources

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

American Society of Clinical Oncology

www.cancer.net

CancerCare

www.cancercare.org

Medicare

www.medicare.gov

Patient Advocate Foundation

www.patientadvocate.org