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ACCC education reflects the diverse needs and concerns of our multidisciplinary membership. Advances in cancer screening and diagnosis, increasing treatment options, new care delivery and payment models, changing requirements and regulations, growing data reporting demands, and other dimensions of quality care delivery, make real-time access to practical, how-to information, tools, and resources essential.

ACCC's member-driven education programs are delivered in a range of formats including live national and regional meetings, webinars, workshops, publications, white papers, case studies, surveys, environmental scans and literature reviews, as well as, through onsite learning opportunities, peer-to-peer learning, focus groups, and more.

ACCC members are invited to get involved. Contact us at resources@accc-cancer.org to learn more.

Featured Initiatives

Explore ACCC featured education initiatives in immunotherapy, financial advocacy, and oncology pharmacy and discover member-driven resources and tools to better understand barriers to care, to promote improved access for patients, to support cancer program sustainability, and to optimize effective delivery of patient-centered care.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, print copies of the May-June 2020 Oncology Issues have been delayed. Please allow a few weeks for delivery.

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Young Adult Patients Tap into Long-Distance Support

By Laura Melton

This 2019 ACCC Innovator Award winner developed and implemented an online video support group that young adults with cancer can participate in virtually. Gain tips for setting up a similar program, including research applicable state laws, consider non-billable virtual support group set-up, and choose a platform that is easy to use for both facilitators and participants.

Also in This Issue:

  • “Prescribing” Exercise and Nutrition in Cancer Care
    Physicians are key to making sure cancer patients are “prescribed” the physical activity and nutrition they need. These evidence-based recommendations can and should be considered as a key component of comprehensive cancer care services.
  • Reducing Revenue Loss and Patient Financial Toxicity with a Pharmacy-Managed Pre-Certification and Denials Management Program
    This 2019 ACCC Innovator Award winning pharmacy-managed program has three discrete elements: a pre-certification program, a denials management program, and a continuous QI program.
  • Medical Marijuana (Cannabinoid-Derived Products) for Cancer Patients
    Learn how to navigate the field of medical marijuana with an introduction to the plant’s history, an overview of federal and state regulations, and a brief discussion of its use in cancer care.
  • Five Key Strategies to Improve Your Pharma Rep Education
    If done right, pharmaceutical representative visits can equip providers and staff with valuable drug-specific education and updates.
  • Making the Business Case for Hiring New Staff
    ACCC’s series of discipline-specific business briefs justify hiring new staff to support growth of and/or investment in the cancer service line, including business cases for adding a financial counselor, registered dietitian nutritionist, and a board-certified genetic counselor to your multidisciplinary cancer care team.

Compliance

  • Understanding Supervision Changes to Therapeutic Services

Spotlight

  • Peeples Cancer Institute, Dalton, Georgia

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  • Simple Talk

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