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Pathology second opinions can play a vital role in determining your care plan.

Outcomes4Me wants to be your ally in ensuring you receive one.

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Pathology second opinions can play a vital role in determining your care plan.

Outcomes4Me wants to be your ally in ensuring you receive one.

Portrait of a mature Black woman smiling by a sunny window

When faced with a diagnosis as daunting as metastatic breast cancer, the importance of a second opinion from an oncologist cannot be overstated. But have you ever considered seeking a second opinion on your pathology? The crucial task of examining your cells under the microscope is not exempt from human error or variability in interpretation. A pathology second opinion can be instrumental in confirming your diagnosis, providing peace of mind, and influencing your treatment plan.

While traditional second opinions often involve traveling to another hospital or specialist, the pathology second opinion service can all be done virtually from anywhere.

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Outcomes4Me wants to ensure you can access a pathology second opinion from one of the world’s best hospitals.

That’s why, for a limited time*, Outcomes4Me will cover the cost of obtaining a pathology second opinion from a premier hospital, up to a value of $400.

*This offer is currently only available to patients with metastatic breast cancer who submit their medical record authorization to Outcomes4Me by August 31, 2023.

Johns Hopkins Medicine offers this service at this price point and is one of the best cancer centers in the country (#13, according to U.S. News’s rankings). It provides comprehensive pathology second opinion services across a wide range of specialties, including breast cancer. You can learn more about its program here: Johns Hopkins Pathology Second Opinion

Here's how it works

To secure this offer, please follow the steps outlined below:

First, ensure you’re a registered user of the Outcomes4Me app. Then, authorize Outcomes4Me to access your medical records. This will allow us to understand your current diagnosis and treatment plan, update your treatment plan so it reflects the latest science, and serve as an informed support system after your second opinion.

Once we receive your authorization form, we’ll send you a confirmation email with further details about what else to expect in the process.

Once we receive your medical records and confirm your metastatic diagnosis, our team will promptly contact you to arrange the distribution of funds as a prepaid Visa or Amex card so you can pursue a pathology second opinion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Am I eligible for a second opinion through this program?
A: To be eligible to take advantage of this offer, you must:

  • Be a registered user of the Outcomes4Me app
  • Be a U.S. resident
  • Authorize Outcomes4Me to access your medical records by 11:59pm ET on August 31, 2023
  • Have a confirmed diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer, confirmed through your medical record
  • Seek a pathology second opinion from an NCI-designated institution

Q: Will Outcomes4Me manage the second opinion process for me?
A: We wish we could do this; unfortunately, the medical institutions require that you manage the process with them directly. For each institution, the process might be different regarding its requirements, and you can find that information directly on the institution’s website.

Q: Do I have to pursue a second opinion from Johns Hopkins to receive the funds?
A: No–you can feel free to put the $400 toward any  NCI-designated institution. Outcomes4Me will provide the funds once we receive your medical record and confirm your  metastatic status, (regardless of where you receive your second opinion).

Q: Why is Outcomes4Me offering to compensate me for a pathology second opinion?
A: We’re on a mission to democratize healthcare, and, as part of our mission, we’re trying to understand if cancer patients who receive a second opinion that changes their treatment plan ultimately have an improved prognosis and health outcomes. To secure a virtual second opinion on your pathology, you need your health and pathology records. Once you authorize Outcomes4Me to access your medical records, we request your medical records, aggregate them all from your various providers, and provide an easy-to-understand summary. We offer this as a free service to our patient members.

At the same time, we believe you deserve a second opinion and our number-one company value is being “patients first,” which means doing what’s right for our patient members. We know that health insurance often doesn’t cover the cost of a pathology second opinion. Outcomes4Me believes a second opinion is one of the best ways to confirm patients are getting the best treatment possible, which is core to our company mission.

Q: How does a second opinion pathology service interact with your doctor?
A: This is a fairly simple process:

  • The service will provide you with a report based on their review of the medical material samples you have submitted.
  • The pathologist from the second opinion service will get on a phone call with you to go over their findings.
  • The pathologist will also interact directly with your doctor to provide their findings.

Q: What are the typical reasons why patients often seek a pathology second opinion?
A: Typical reasons might include:

  • A second opinion can verify the original diagnosis and ensure its accuracy.
  • A second opinion could open doors to clinical trials not previously considered, offering access to new and innovative treatments.
  • Errors can happen in any laboratory. A second review of pathology slides ensures quality control and reassures that no mistakes were made in the initial testing process.
  • Confirming the diagnosis and treatment plan can provide psychological relief and reaffirm your confidence in the chosen treatment path.

Q: What are your data privacy practices?
A: Patients are our highest priority and we don’t take this responsibility lightly. We use security and encryption technology that meets the requirements under HIPAA to safeguard user data and protect user information.

Q: Who do I contact with any questions?
A: Please email patientresources@outcomes4me.wpenginepowered.com with any questions.

 

This offer can’t be combined with another offer

If you’ve already pursued or plan to pursue a Second Opinion through Outcomes4Me, you’re not eligible for the Nutrition Masterclass offer at this time.

Outcomes4Me is providing the Second Opinion service as a referral service only, and makes no representations or warranties regarding the results, accuracy or timeliness of any diagnoses or opinions.  Any results or opinions provided to you are solely that of the medical establishment to whom you are providing your records.  Outcomes4Me does not provide professional medical services or advice.  Any doctor-patient relationship that may be created through use of the Second Opinion service would be with the medical establishment providing the opinion, and not Outcomes4Me.  Outcomes4Me shall have no liability whatsoever regarding the results of the Second Opinion referral service.

Our approach to data privacy

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