A depth of operational and clinical experience among ORC’s professional consultants informs and enhances our collaborative oncology consulting and project work.
Nancy Bookbinder, MPH
Nancy Bookbinder, MPH, is Founding Director and President of Oncology Resource Consultants, Inc. An oncology consultant for over 30 years, Ms. Bookbinder manages oncology consulting engagements for hospitals, health systems, NCI designated cancer centers, physician practices, law firms and architectural firms. Nancy brings an understanding to cancer consulting projects informed by continuing changes in the delivery of cancer care.
Ms. Bookbinder’s expertise includes oncology strategic planning, oncology care coordination plan development, organizational structuring for cancer programs and cancer centers, radiation therapy and medical oncology physician practice assessments, cancer center feasibility studies and space planning assistance, oncology program assessments, billing and payment for cancer services including revenue cycle analyses, operational assessments, oncology service line contribution analyses, and investigation of health care payment issues related to oncology services.
During her career in oncology, Ms. Bookbinder’s hospital management roles included Executive Director positions in a community cancer center in California and at an academic cancer center in Pennsylvania. Ms. Bookbinder is a graduate of the George Washington University and holds healthcare degree(s) from Columbia University and The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
LaVerne Booton, ORC Senior Consultant, joined ORC in 1998. Ms. Booton brings a depth of experience in oncology financial transactions. Her consulting focus includes developing cancer center financial proformas, medical oncology and radiation oncology payment analyses, fee schedule review and development, and cancer service line financial proformas.
Ms. Booton provides financial analyses for facility-based and non-facility based oncology services. These analyses also inform hospital and oncologist alignment structuring, including co-management agreements and the impact of 340B program payment on contributions for community benefit. Payment nuances, based on location of service, are reflected in these financial projections. Ms. Booton develops compensation analyses and associated physician compensation structures.
Ms. Booton’s previous experience informs her client work at ORC. Areas of experience including third-party payment, budgeting, physician contract analysis, financial statement preparation and analysis, cost allocation, installation specification and physical property accounting informs her work at Oncology Resource Consultants, Inc.
Ms. Booton has over 28 years’ experience in healthcare finance. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting (BBA) from Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia.
Vicki Samakow-Sims, Analyst/Operations Manager, joined ORC in 1990.
For over thirty years, Ms. Samakow-Sims has provided oncology demographic assessments. Her expertise includes application of geographic area specific cancer incidence rates to locality-specific population data.
Market share assessments are based on NCI’s SEER database or State Cancer Registry data, including cancer site specific projections for all regions of the United States.
Ms. Samakow-Sims has worked extensively with international databases and country-specific incidence rates, contributing her expertise to projects involving global cancer service development. Her work also supports patient volume projection analyses and financial assessments.
ORC also teams with experts in oncology nursing, peripheral stem cell transplantation, clinical research infrastructure, and NCI core grant development and renewal.
Our approach adds value to your project, bringing a depth of knowledge specific to your consulting needs.