ACCC Center for Provider Education: Overview
The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) provides community-based cancer care programs with the skills necessary to increase their efficiency while maintaining the highest standards of quality care. The Center for Provider Education relies on educators with expertise in management of hospital and office-based cancer programs, financial analysis, policy and reimbursement, marketing, and healthcare economics to achieve this goal.
Through ACCC's Center for Provider Education, members can learn practical strategies for meeting the challenges of running a modern cancer center or group practice. Hands-on courses for physicians, practice managers, nurses, oncology pharmacists, financial officers, and coders/billers are available in cities throughout the country as well as online.
Yes! ACCC's Center for Provider Education courses make a difference in community-based cancer programs.
Year three of the Association of Community Cancer Centers' member survey provides insight into how cancer programs are working to control costs, implement new standards, launch new organizational strategies, and better serve patients. This is a joint project between ACCC and Eli Lilly.
ACCC members have identified that one of the top resources that providers seek is help with nutrition services. To address this finding, this educational program will provide strategies and tools for ensuring a successful nutrition program.
This collection of practical tools and articles—model programs, survivorship care templates, and more—is designed to help your cancer program build, strengthen, and expand comprehensive survivorship services.
ACCC is examining the use of CPGs in the community oncology setting, as well as perceptions across disciplines about CPG adherence. With recent encouragement by the federal government, private insurers, and specialty societies, the use of CPGs is growing.
ACCC and Medscape Oncology have launched an online educational initiative that offers a community provider perspective about emerging data and treatment strategies presented at scientific meetings.
In its “Dispensing Pharmacy: An Option for Physician Practices” project, ACCC seeks to provide insight into the decision-making process and challenges involved in setting up a dispensing pharmacy.
This program is designed to provide needed resources and expand the skills and knowledge base of providers who deal directly with patients on complex financial issues surrounding their cancer diagnosis and treatment.
ACCC's "Melanoma: Strategies & Tools to Improve the Patient Experience" education project seeks to improve the quality of care for patients with melanoma and their families.
ACCC understands that the growth in molecular testing can present a major challenge to community cancer centers. This education project seeks to address the needs of community-based cancer programs regarding molecular testing.
ACCC's “Cancer Care Patient Navigation: A Call to Action” project is designed to help community cancer centers develop, implement, and/or enhance their patient navigation programs. A webcast and educational materials for ACCC members are available.
This is a UNIQUE WEBINAR SERIES for pharmacists, financial officers, and administrators who contribute to decisions about which drugs should be used for cancer patients. These webinars explore a practical approach to "pharmacoeconomics."
ACCC's Center for Provider Education has developed resources for community cancer programs to help develop prostate–specific cancer services in their home communities as well as measure progress or success of their prostate–specific cancer service line.
ACCC has launched a ground-breaking program to provide community-based cancer care providers the tools they need to improve the quality of care for patients with small-population cancers. This educational project will be initiated with a focus on chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
ACCC's Center for Provider Education has focused on three critical components of multidisciplinary cancer care: cancer nutritional support, survivorship, and financial counseling to patients.
In this study of how (and how well) the cancer patient’s transition from hospital to outpatient oncology group is managed, ACCC found that some community cancer programs have developed innovative solutions to manage various aspects of the transition process.