Trained RCCS specialists, under the guidance of licensed medical practitioners, help each patient explore the…
Trained RCCS specialists, under the guidance of licensed medical practitioners, help each patient explore the most appropriate physicians and treatments for their individual diagnosis.
Unfamiliar with the complex world of cancer treatments, patients are often confused, frightened and unsure how to proceed. Knowledgeable specialists provide each patient with adequate information to make informed decisions about their medical care, arrange for second opinions when necessary, and expedite appointments when time is of the essence.
This service is a tremendous boon for the families of the patients. They have a person to turn to in these unfamiliar surroundings and find the confidence to ask for and receive the best care the hospital has to offer.
Another chapter that cancer patients and their families get to know is the ‘Hospital system’. To many patient’s…
Another chapter that cancer patients and their families get to know is the ‘Hospital system’. To many patient’s, this is a very unfamiliar and complex system to navigate on their own, and requires a lot of hands-on advocacy, guidance and support to ensure that the patient and their caregivers are on the same page throughout this difficult journey.
Sometimes it’s just to help the families understand the structure of the hospital process, the differences between the attending doctors, residence staff/fellows and other parties in the patient care team. In many instances it also involves on site and off site advocacy on behalf of the patients care and needs.
When appropriate, RCCS staff make certain to connect the patient to other hospital liaisons and patient advocate organizations to ensure that the patient’s needs are properly attended to at all times.
RCCS advocates on behalf of cancer patients whose insurance benefits may have been unfairly denied by insurance…
RCCS advocates on behalf of cancer patients whose insurance benefits may have been unfairly denied by insurance companies, resulting in compromised or delayed life-saving treatments and/or massive expenditures.
Many insurance companies have no qualms about denying permission for critical procedures, state of the art treatments, second opinions, and expensive medications. Patients are at time unfairly denied coverage for urgent medical care and have to deal with outstanding charges that multiply rapidly.
RCCS patients have this huge burden lifted from them when highly qualified insurance advocates step in to advocate for the patient who is helpless against the insurance giants. By using our extensive expertise to fight for each patient’s rights, the RCCS insurance advocates enable life-saving procedures after successfully appealing and convincing the insurance company to reverse their decision and approve to pay for urgent medical procedures.
RCCS patients are from hardworking families. They have jobs. They have health insurance. They have lives very similar…
RCCS patients are from hardworking families. They have jobs. They have health insurance. They have lives very similar to yours. But they have cancer.
And that one dreaded word can make all the difference. It is indisputable that surviving cancer requires access to the best doctors, hospitals and treatments. Today, such access is impossible without insurance.
RCCS’s foremost goal is to help cancer patients and their families by subsidizing costly insurance premiums to grant them the best medical coverage that money can buy.
In addition, RCCS facilitates the navigation of the difficult decisions involved in choosing an insurance payout option.
RCCS offers financial assistance to help defray prohibitive expenses not covered under patients’ standard…
RCCS offers financial assistance to help defray prohibitive expenses not covered under patients’ standard insurance policies.
When vital treatments are not covered under the patients insurance policy, due to standard deductibles, copays and other cost share; RCCS offers emergency financial assistance to help pay for the procedure that’s urgently necessary.
This fund also covers consultations and second opinions when a specialist does not participate with the patients insurance policy.
In catastrophic situations, RCCS helps facilitate much-needed financial resources for non-medical related…
In catastrophic situations RCCS helps facilitate much-needed financial resources for non-medical related expenses.
When the breadwinner of the family is diagnosed with cancer, families often find themselves in crushing financial distress.
RCCS, in collaboration with private donors and independent organizations, provides assistance to families who are desperate for help with basic necessities. After careful evaluation of each situation, grants toward housing, travel and food are provided on a case by case basis.
The emergency grants remove burdensome financial pressures from cancer patients and give them the ability to focus exclusively on their journey toward health.
RCCS also facilitates grants to the schools attended by the children of RCCS patients, who are unable to continue with their tuition payments while battling cancer.
The children who benefit from the scholarship fund have either a parent or a sibling who is diagnosed with cancer and are struggling to hold on to a sense of stability while all of their family’s resources are directed toward the cancer patient.
The amelioration of overwhelming financial pressures allows the family to concentrate on the main task at hand: working towards a full recovery.
RCCS maintains a significant database of former patients who are ready to help current patients by sharing…
RCCS maintains a significant database of former patients who are at-the-ready to help current patients by sharing their experiences and providing emotional support to help patients cope with the emotional strain that invariably accompanies a cancer diagnosis.
One of the negative by-products of being hit with a cancer diagnosis does not know where to turn for guidance. The fear of the unknown is overwhelming, and patients feel vulnerable and alone. One who has survived such an experience can offer life-altering advice and support throughout a cancer patient’s difficult journey to recovery.
RCCS database comes in handy by connecting former patients with newly diagnosed patients, to “hold their hand” and sharing their personal experiences, guiding them through the unfamiliar cancer labyrinth filled with hospitals, doctors, frightening prognoses and debilitating treatments.
Children and siblings of cancer patients are surrounded by tremendous worries and concerns that are too large for…
Children and siblings of cancer patients are surrounded by severe worries that are too large for their young shoulders to carry. RCCS lightens their days with gifts and activities on special occasions.
RCCS staff and volunteers infuse sunshine into the lives of siblings and children of cancer patients by distributing age-appropriate, valuable gifts on Chanukah, Purim and other occasions throughout the year. Free admission tickets to appropriate Chol Hamoed entertainment and other programs are designed to create joy and spread smiles on the faces of children who are enduring hardship.
RCCS also sends holiday and appreciation gifts to doctors on behalf of cancer patients, so that patients can express their appreciation for their hardworking medical professionals without worrying about obtaining and assembling gift packages.
RCCS runs a multi-dimensional cancer awareness campaign, thus saving lives through early detection RCCS runs…
RCCS runs a multi-dimensional cancer awareness campaign, thus saving lives through early detection.
RCCS runs cancer awareness campaigns customized to each community, based upon each group’s unique sensitivities and needs.
Campaigns include cancer prevention seminars, publication and distribution of cancer awareness literature, anti-smoking awareness campaigns, and functions to promote women’s health screenings and healthful eating