The ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit, March 4-6, brought together 800 attendees from organizations across the healthcare ecosystem. Exploring the convergence of business, policy, and technology, attendees walked away with tangible takeaways to better develop and streamline services, market programs, and keep costs in check.
As heard in the “Collaborate, Educate, Compensate. Creating a Sustainable Model for Cancer Care Delivery” session on Friday, ACCC has re-launched the Comprehensive Cancer Care Services Survey and your feedback is more important than ever! Help ACCC gather the data it needs to influence federal policy and reimbursement methodologies to include comprehensive cancer care services. The first 100 individuals who fully complete the survey will receive a $50 gift card.
Download the ACCC Comprehensive Care Services Matrix that was discussed during the session, then share with your cancer program and/or practice to gather additional feedback from your team members. Learn more and download the matrix here.
Access presentations through the desktop version of our meeting app. Please enter the login credentials you created when you downloaded the app. Once logged in, choose a session and scroll down to Presentations to download and save. Questions? Contact Gloria Kombe.
Learn about ACCC's efforts to make the case for hiring comprehensive care team members, as well as the development of a matrix tool to help programs prepare for alternative payment models.
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Improving the Cancer Patient Experience, Representation at the Policy Level
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Dr Lee Schwartzberg Outlines Potential Steps to Expand Access of Novel Therapies in Immuno-Oncology
March 7, 2020
Dr Ali McBride Details the Significance of His Presidential Theme in ACCC's 46th Annual Meeting
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Thinking Outside the Box to Elevate, Increase Access to Cancer Care
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Cancer Care “Without Walls”: Disruptive Innovation to Transform Care Delivery
March 5, 2020
Preparing a Community Practice for Value-Based Care by Targeting ED Use
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Demonstrating Value, Sustainability of Oncology Navigation Programs
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Susan Dentzer to Address Disruptive Innovations and the Future of Cancer Care at ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit
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“In this town, we’ve seen healthcare become a political lightning rod,” U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) told attendees on March 5 at the ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit (AMCCBS) in Washington, D.C.
As our nation grapples with unprecedented challenges—both individually and collectively—posed by the world-wide novel COVID-19 outbreak, it seems as though lightning has indeed struck and clearly illuminated areas where change is critically needed.
To move forward with healthcare reform, Senator Stabenow told conference attendees, “We need to start not from a political or ideological position, but from a position of what works and how to make things better.”
She urged oncology professionals to stay engaged in policy development. “When you speak up, people listen. You can and must remain engaged and help us move forward in a positive way. I know this can be done.”
In the midst of this turbulent landscape, with the presidential campaigns gathering momentum, conference attendees heard perspectives from policy experts Kavita Patel, MD, MS, a Non-Resident Fellow in Economic Studies at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy and Vice President of Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Paul Edattel, Principal of Todd Strategy, LLC. Moderating the conversation was Dennis A. Cardoza, Director of Public Affairs at Foley & Lardner LLP.
Before the prognosticating began, Cardoza asked attendees to weigh in on the state of healthcare in the U.S. in 2020. In live polling, here’s what they had to say (see image below):
With three-quarters of respondents perceiving our healthcare system to be resting on shaky ground, Dr. Patel and Paul Edattel shared their views on how the November elections will (or will not) impact federal healthcare policy:
As the conversation concluded, Cardoza asked for final thoughts. Edattel reminded attendees, “Pay close attention to CMMI. It has a new leader. We're likely to see some impactful models come in the next few months. CMMI is required to put the final Radiation Oncology Model out there.” Dr. Patel turned to the topic of telehealth. “We still have very little uptake of telecare,” she said. “You could offer it [now]. We don’t offer it very well. Shocking or not, people still want to see the doctor face-to-face.”
Randall Oyer, MD, shares goals as the incoming President of ACCC.
Anne Hubbard, MBA, on whether the new radiation oncology payment model will save on overall cost.
Lalan Wilfong, MD, shares knowledge on how to thrive in the rapidly evolving Alternative Payment Model landscape.
Linda Bosserman, MD, on operational strategies that cancer program should know when implementing telehealth.
Ali McBride, PharmD, explains what he would accomplish if he had one more year as ACCC President.
Barbara McAneny, MD, on why oncologists should participate with the American Medical Association.