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The virtual ACCC 2021 Oncology Reimbursement Meeting series continues this fall! Stay tuned for our last session featuring Teri Bedard, RT(R)(T), CPC, Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, Inc. where she will review the CY2022 finalized changes and their potential impact on your program or practice.

Registrants of the Spring 2021 virtual sessions will automatically gain access to the Fall 2021 sessions. You will receive an email confirmation from ACCC eLearning and a link to add to your calendar. No further action is required.


Fall 2021 Virtual Session 

The 2022 PFS and OPPS Final Rules: What You Need to Know
Friday, December 10, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT

Review the changes finalized by CMS that will impact oncology practices, freestanding cancer centers, and hospital-based cancer programs in CY 2022. Then evaluate what these changes will mean for your program or practice and use this data to guide your short- and long-term strategic planning and budgeting.


2021 Virtual Sessions Now Available On-Demand

Tune in for timely and engaging sessions that will provide you and your colleagues with the tools you’ll need to take on today’s rapidly changing healthcare landscape. Register today for the virtual ACCC Oncology Reimbursement Meeting to access these sessions.

Navigating Health Insurance and Open Enrollment
Christina Fuller, BSW, Oncology Financial Navigator, Cancer Care at Mosaic Life Care
Jordan Karwedsky, Financial Counselor, Green Bay Oncology

Important health insurance benefits, like patient deductibles, reset every calendar year. Experienced financial navigators share effective practices for optimizing health insurance and reducing out-of-pocket costs. 

The 2022 Proposed PFS and OPPS Rules: Practical Implications and Considerations
Teri Bedard, RT(R)(T), CPC, Revenue CycleCoding Strategies, Inc.

Hear proposed CY 2022 changes from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) that will impact oncology practices, freestanding cancer centers, and hospital-based cancer programs. Possible changes could relate to 340B drug pricing program updates, changes to evaluation and management (E&M) visits for outpatients, reimbursement decreases, supervision updates, the future of telehealth services—and reimbursement—beyond the end of the public health emergency, and more. Then evaluate what these proposed rules might mean for your program or practice and return comments to CMS to help shape our cancer delivery system in 2022 and beyond.

What You Need to Do Now to Prepare for the RO Model and Other Value-Based Care Programs
Jordan Johnson, MSHA, BSRT, Director of Data Science, Legion Healthcare Partners

Oncology was granted a reprieve with yet another delay to the mandatory Radiation Oncology (RO) Model, but the value-based train is going full steam ahead under the new Administration. In addition, our healthcare industry continues to be deeply impacted by the ongoing pandemic, resulting in sweeping financial and operational changes to ensure sustainability and viability. This session will help you understand your data and leverage it to connect cost to outcomes and eliminate waste, which is key to the survival of today's oncology practices and programs.

How Financial Navigators Support Revenue Optimization
Rifeta Kajdic, Program Manager, Oncology Service Line, Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute
Angie Santiago, CRCS, Lead Financial Advocate-Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at the Thomas Jefferson University Health System

In addition to helping patients pay for life-saving cancer treatments, financial navigators provide critical revenue optimization support to their programs and practices. Learn the myriad responsibilities and tasks that financial navigators perform, with a specific focus on the how they can streamline pre-authorization and approval processes, optimize insurance benefits, provide support for denials, and help reduce charity write-offs and bad debt. Hear real-world case studies on how financial navigators can work with billers, coders, and others to improve revenue cycle management. Identify how and what metrics financial navigators should collect to show ROI on their services. Then, learn how to share this information with senior leadership to help support and grow your financial navigation services.

Impact of COVID-19 on Revenue Cycle Management: Practical Tools to Benchmark and Improve Processes
Ricky Newton, CPA, Director, Cancer Specialists of Tidewater, Ltd.

Understand how COVID-19 has affected oncology facilities, including the impact on screening and preventative appointments and overall patient volume. Learn how utilizing telehealth and care management codes impacts your facilities bottom line with a free spreadsheet that models the utilization of these codes within your facility. Review other benchmarking tools to help improve your revenue cycle management.


This meeting is FREE to ACCC members as one valuable benefit of membership. Non-members may attend for the low registration rate of $162. Interested in becoming a member? Join today!

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Billers and Coders: Each session is this program has the prior approval from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1.0 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.