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Oncology Reimbursement Meetings

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The ACCC Oncology Reimbursement Meeting is going virtual in 2020. Throughout the year, ACCC will host five live sessions where you and your colleagues will be equipped with the tools needed to strengthen your program’s operations, accelerate your knowledge in oncology business, and take on this rapidly changing healthcare landscape.

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During these live sessions, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Review the latest trends in oncology coding and billing based on the 2020 Medicare Final Rules
  • Assess financial strategies to track and improve the financial health of your cancer program
  • Gain insight to upcoming coding and reimbursement challenges related to financial counseling, compliance, and authorizations in medical and radiation oncology
  • Identify opportunities to improve the financial navigation services at your practice or program

 

Strategies to Protect Your Cancer Program’s Revenue Cycle in a COVID-19 World
July 17, 3:00 – 4:00 PM (EDT)
Ricky Newton, CPA, Cancer Specialists of Tidewater

Learn why it is more important than ever to put in place processes to safeguard—and improve—your revenue and charge capture during this uncertain economic and reimbursement climate. Hear how hospitals and practices facing financial losses from COVID-19 are ensuring their financial viability by coding and billing for all services rendered. Then come away from practical strategies to help strengthen
your bottom line.

The 2021 Proposed PFS and OPPS Rules: Practical Implications and Considerations
July 31, 3:00 – 4:00 PM (EDT)
Teri Bedard, RT(R)(T), CPC, Coding Strategies, Inc.

Hear proposed CY 2021 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 2021 and beyond.

Ensuring a Sustainable Radiation Oncology Service Line in an Uncertain Future
August 14, 3:00 – 4:00 PM (EDT)
Ron DiGiaimo, MBA, FACHE, Revenue Cycle Inc.

With hospitals and practices still feeling financial losses from COVID-19, now is the time to ensure the financial viability of your radiation oncology practice or service line. Protect your revenue and bottom line with these practical strategies. Then learn what you can do today to prepare for proposed reimbursement changes and value-based care delivery models like the Radiation Oncology (RO) Model. Plus, tips for alleviating payer challenges, such as excessive pre-authorizations.

Take Your Financial Navigation Services to the Next Level and Help Your Patients and Program
October 23, 3:00 – 4:00 PM (EDT)
Dan Sherman, MA, LPC, The NaVectis Group

Discover strategies to strengthen your cancer program’s financial navigation interventions by learning proactive tactics that lower the out-of-pocket responsibilities of your patient population. Hear about the importance of insurance optimization in combination with utilizing external assistance programs to help alleviate the burden of financial toxicity. Improve your efficiency by learning how to identify the patient populations that need early financial navigation intervention. Hear strategies to more effectively navigate patients who have lost health insurance due to job loss. Learn how to measure the impact of financial navigation on your program or practice bottom line, and how to use those savings as a justification to strengthen and grow your financial navigation program.

The 2021 PFS and OPPS Final Rules: What You Need to Know
December 11, 3:00 – 4:00 PM (EDT)
Teri Bedard, RT(R)(T), CPC, Coding Strategies, Inc.

Review the changes finalized by CMS that will impact oncology practices, freestanding cancer centers, and hospital-based cancer programs in CY 2021. 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. 

 

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