The National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. (NCODA) is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization, founded to strengthen oncology organizations with medically integrated dispensing (MID) services.
NCODA is addressing the growing need for MID cancer clinics to improve operations at the pharmacy level in order to deliver quality and sustainable value to all stakeholders involved in the care of cancer patients receiving oral therapy. NCODA brings value to practices through adoption of quality standards, sharing of best practices and improving financial viability.
What is a Medically Integrated Dispensing (Pharmacy)?
A dispensing pharmacy within an oncology center of excellence that promotes a patient-centered, multidisciplinary team approach. The MID is an outcome-based collaborative and comprehensive model that involves oncology health care professionals and other stakeholders who focus on the continuity of coordinated quality care and therapies for cancer patients.
Through NCODA, dispensing organizations will be in a position to further demonstrate their high quality and patient-centered focus. With NCODA’s value proposition, oncology organizations will be able to convey to all stakeholders why it is vitally important for a patient’s treatment to remain with their oncologist from first fill through refills.
This value proposition creates a win-win solution for all stakeholders involved in oral chemotherapy including patients, employers, payers, practices, pharmaceutical companies, advocacy groups, professional organizations, PBMs, GPOs, foundations, legislators, and state boards of pharmacy.
NCODA’s membership is comprised of like-minded cancer centers from across the country and is rapidly spreading to additional states who operate a dispensing platform.
NCODA will always be independent for its stakeholders, as it formulates a collaborative drug therapy management service which is so vitally important to the increasing number of patients prescribed oral chemotherapy and the providers involved in their care.