Oncology Program

$157 Billion
Annual Cost of Cancer Care in the US

Integrated Oncology | Medical/Surgical Services | Virtual Tumor Board | Radiation Therapy

HealthHelp educates providers across all involved specialties to provide high quality cancer care through the entire life cycle of oncology diagnosis, simulation, optimization, and surveillance. By implementing evidence-based guidelines and working with providers during the Consult process, treatment decision planning is as accurate as possible and members receive the appropriate services that optimize outcomes.


Program Overview and Consultative Process results in:

  • Evidence-based interventions during diagnosis and treatment
  • Appropriate use of radiographic, biomarker, molecular risk assessment, genetic, and other testing
  • Alignment of primary care, radiation & medical oncology and surgical interventions to seamlessly manage the episode of care
  • Identification of at-risk patients through advanced treatment planning, bridging gap between screening/diagnostics and treatment planning
  • Increased clinical efficiency, generating operational and financial savings for payers
  • Quality outcomes and reduced risk of future complications

Meet the Medical Director

Amin Mirhadi, MD Medical Director of Integrative Oncology

Amin Mirhadi, MD |

Medical Director of Integrative Oncology

Dr. Amin Mirhadi is a board-certified Radiation Oncologist, who currently serves as a Faculty Physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in the Department of Radiation Oncology and the the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center. His primary clinical and research interests include breast cancer, lung cancer, and brain tumors, with an emphasis on utilizing techniques which deliver minimal amounts of radiation to the surrounding normal tissue, such as Image Guided Radiosurgery, Optical Surface Tracking and various other motion management techniques. Dr. Mirhadi has published several articles in prestigious journals and has written 5 chapters for widely used textbooks. At Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Mirhadi has focused his research and departmental development efforts on enhanced localization techniques, an aspect of Radiation Oncology that allows for more precisely guided radiation therapy. He has also served as the medical director for oncology services for HealthHelp since 2012. During his tenure here, he is over seen the development and refinement of all of the cancer related programs including radiation oncology, medical oncology, cancer imaging and various surgical and biopsy programs. In addition, he has cultivated and developed a Virtual Tumor Board program which has been instrumental in providing a better connection between the provider community and review physicians and is the first of its kind in the area of cancer management.

Member Clinical Information*

 
  • Patient Diagnosis or Clinical Indication
  • Treatment Requested
  • Radiation Number of Fractions
  • Total Radiation Dose
  • Cycle Length
  • Number of Cycles Requested
  • Prior Surgical Intervention
  • Metastasis
  • Prior Radiation Treatment
  • Prior Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Staging
  • Dose per Fraction
  • Type of Radiation Therapy
  • Prior Surgical Intervention
  • Prior Radiation Treatment

Automated Decision Support

Providers submit procedure requests. If the request meets evidence-based criteria, it is automatically approved.

If the request falls outside of pre-set clinical guidelines, it is sent to nurse review.

Specialty Nurse Review

HealthHelp nurses evaluate requests and provide approvals for treatments within clinical guidelines. For procedures that fall outside of these criteria, nurses will discuss an alternative care pathway.

If not approved at the nurse review level, the request is sent for a peer-to-peer consultation.

Peer-to-Peer Consultation

A HealthHelp physician reviews the request. After consultation with the requesting provider, the request will either be approved by the expert reviewer, or withdrawn/changed by the requesting provider.

Medically Appropriate Procedures*

  • Chemotherapy
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Brachytherapy (including interstitial, intracavitary, intra-arterial)
  • Biological Agents
  • 2D/3D Conformal Radiation
  • Radiation
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Supportive care and ancillaries
  • Prophylactics
  • Screening & imaging
  • Stereotactic Brain & Body Radiosurgery
  • Proton Beam Therapy
Additional Services Addressed in Consult Discussion *
  • Palliative care
  • Precision testing
  • Genetic testing
  • Growth factor support
  • Treatment planning decisions
  • Supportive care/pain management considerations
*Lists not comprehensive