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2018 AMCCBS Highlights

ACCC 44 National Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit

The ACCC 44th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit, March 14-16, 2018 in Washington, D.C., united nearly 900 cancer care professionals and thought leaders to explore cutting-edge approaches for navigating some of the toughest challenges in oncology. The 2018 #AMCCBS sessions focused on federal health policy, care coordination, electronic health record optimization, alternative payment models, and more!

News Coverage

The Looming Squeeze on Provider Revenues - via OncLive

Financial Advocacy Services ‘Essential’ for Cancer Care - via HemOnc Today

Expanding Cancer Care Teams Can Ease Workload, Stress - via Oncology Times

Burnout Hits Oncologists Hard, but Healthcare Systems Can Help - via Managed Healthcare Executive 

[Podcast] Advocating for Community Cancer Centers & Patients - via AJMC

Enhancing Care Coordination Supports Transition Toward Value-Based Care - via Journal of Clinical Pathways

Survivorship role, responsibility needs a place in multidisciplinary cancer care team - via HemOnc Today

Technology Integration in Community Oncology Practice: Building the Future - via AJMC

Investing in the Vital Role of a Cancer Care Coordinator - via AJMC

Trend of Patients Acting Like Consumers Will Change Cancer Centers’ Strategies - via HemOnc Today

The Price of Innovation When Improving Cancer Care Delivery - via AJMC

Developing Standards for Managing Financial Toxicity - via Targeted Oncology

ACCC 2018: Addressing the Problems Caused by Innovation in Medicine - via Targeted Oncology

Experts Address Biggest Drivers of Change in Oncology Care - via Targeted Oncology

Incoming Association of Community Cancer Centers President to Focus on Cancer Care Team Burnout ‘eEpidemic’ via HemOnc Today

Improve Care Coordination in Cancer Care: 2 Key Focus Areas - via Managed Healthcare Executive

Technology May Answer Clinical Trial Accrual Challenges - via Targeted Oncology

Changing Trends in Oncology Practice: Value-Based Care and an Empowered Patient - via AJMC

Cota Chief Scientific Officer to Present at the ACCC Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit - via PR Newswire

PCPs, Medical Professionals, Confused on Proper Long-Term Care in Patients with Cancer - via HemOnc Today

Implementing Technology in Community-Based Practice Offers Multiple Advantages - via Journal of Clinical Pathways

Experts Emphasize the Value of Cancer Care Integration at ACCC Meeting - via AJMC



The Exhibit Hall is home to more than 70 exhibitors featuring the latest treatments, technologies, and advancements in cancer care. Attendance is at an all-time high as nearly 900 thought leaders gather to hear cutting-edge approaches to cancer care delivery. Attendees navigate to their tracks of choice during the meeting breakout sessions. Attendees network with other oncology professionals in the Exhibit Hall. Attendees follow the panelists along by accessing their presentations on their laptops via the meeting app. Resources are abundant at the ACCC 44th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit. (From left) Stephen S. Grubbs, MD, FASCO; ACCC Immediate Past President Mark S. Soberman, MD, MBA, FACS; and Olalekan Ajayi, PharmD, MBA. (From left) Greg Simon, JD; Steven L. D’Amato, RPh, BSPharm;  ACCC President Tom A. Gallo, MS; and ACCC Immediate Past President Mark S. Soberman, MD, MBA. Attendees tune in to findings from the 2017 Trending Now in Cancer Care survey. Attendees take advantage of the Exhibit Hall for a quick coffee break and some last-minute networking. Attendees download the meeting app to access their schedules, speaker presentations, and more all at the click of a button! Attendees mingle with peers in the Exhibit Hall. Kavita Patel, MD, MS, FACP, Brookings Institution, takes a moment to interview with press. Harlan Levine, MD, City of Hope, opens his panel session with a slide showing CAR T-cells destroying cancer cells. Attendees read up on some of the hottest technologies in the oncology space. Kavita Patel, MD, MS, FACP, Brookings Institution, moderates her panelists as they prepare to present on “The Convergence of the “Big Data” Explosion, Workforce Shortages, Clinical Advancements, and Payment Reform.” Attendees take notes as speakers share insights for reducing redundancies in care and improving data integration. Audience member takes advantage of the Q & A to engage in a didactic discussion with our panelists. Audience members engage with our panelists as they gear up for some Q&A. Lani Alison, BSN, MS-HCQ PCMH CCE, Regional Cancer Care Associates, LLC, shares her program’s model of care for providing the highest and safest standard of care. Attendees network with other oncology professionals in the Exhibit Hall. Attendees catch up with some coffee and a brief chat before heading into sessions. Attendees are all ears during Thursday’s MIPS and MACRA update in the policy track. Andrew Furlow, JD, Hogan Lovells US LLP, presents on the Quality Payment Program and updates for CY 2018. (Far right) Mark Krasna, MD, Meridian Health System, Ocean Medical Center, moderates his panelists as they share strategies for improving care coordination. Panelists share their ongoing efforts to creating a more patient-centered, cost-efficient, outcome focused health system. Olalekan Ajayi, PharmD, MBA, Welch Cancer Center, Sheridan Memorial Hospital, and Randall Oyer, MD, Lancaster General Hospital, exchange ideas between sessions. ACCC staff share the latest resources and offerings for supporting cancer programs nationwide. Michael V. Seiden, MD, PhD, McKesson Specialty Health and The US Oncology Network, discusses the four daunting challenges in oncology including the need for better tools to improve data collection. Jo Duszkiewicz, RN, MSA, Renown Health Institute for Cancer, discusses her program’s Intake Oncology Coordinator clinic for standardizing the referral process and diagnostic pathways. The Exhibit Hall is full of games, resources, and the latest innovations for facilitating the delivery of cancer care. Mark Liu, Mount Sinai Health System, shares strategies from his program for moving toward high-value care. ACCC showcased its new member-driven campaign with an unveiling of its “Together We Are Stronger” video. Michael Blau, Esq., JD, Foley & Lardner LLP, introduces the first panel session of the day focused on innovation in cancer care delivery. ACCC Immediate Past President Mark S. Soberman, MD, MBA, FACS, Monocacy Health Partners, Frederick Regional Health System, addresses ACCC as an important resource for strengthening cancer programs and protecting patient access to high-quality care. ACCC Executive Director Christian G. Downs, JD, MHA,<br>kicks of the Annual Meeting with a heartfelt<br>“thank-you” to attendees for their important contributions<br>to the program.


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