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Boot Camp

Powerful Training to Boost Your Financial Advocacy Skills

Whether you are an experienced financial advocate or new to the field, the ACCC Financial Advocacy Boot Camp prepares you to help your patients and your program address the growing issue of financial toxicity.

The Financial Advocacy Boot Camp is a dynamic online curriculum for you to help cancer patients navigate the complex and fragmented healthcare system to pay for their treatment. Work at your own pace to acquire the key knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the increasingly essential field of oncology financial advocacy. With ongoing changes in healthcare coverage and reimbursement, education and resources to keep up are critical.

ACCC Members: Enroll in the Boot Camp for Free (Requires Login)

If you are already enrolled in the Financial Advocacy Boot Camp, log in to the ACCC eLearning Portal to access your course.

Boot Camp Content Domains

Financial Advocacy Fundamentals

Two introductory modules review the basics of financial advocacy and provide an overview of health insurance coverage. Learn how financial advocacy services can be provided in community cancer programs. Gain a fundamental understanding of public and private health insurance coverage options available for cancer patients.

Enhancing Communication

Two modules provide practical tips on how financial advocates can improve communication with members of the clinical team, engage patients about financial concerns, and screen patients for financial toxicity. Learn about different communication methods, the importance of health literacy, and screening tools that can be implemented in community settings.

Improving Insurance Coverage

A series of modules focus on Medicaid, Medicare, other public health insurance options, and practical strategies that can help reduce patients’ out-of-pocket burden. Learn how cancer patients may be able to gain better health insurance coverage or tap into resources to reduce financial toxicity.

Maximizing External Assistance

Two modules describe various external assistance programs and other sources of financial assistance available for patients who have public health insurance, private insurance, or no insurance. Learn which programs are based on financial need and other eligibility criteria.

Developing and Improving Financial Advocacy Programs and Services

Several modules address how cancer programs can track cost savings for patients and for the cancer provider or facility. Learn how to apply different tracking methods and reporting tools to evaluate your financial advocacy program and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Cost

ACCC Members
The Boot Camp is FREE to all ACCC members as a benefit of membership. Access a members-only code to enroll today! (requires login)

Non-ACCC Members

Non-members can receive unlimited access to the Boot Camp when they join ACCC as an Individual Member for $149. Explore the benefits of membership.

Industry/Corporate
Please contact ACCC to find out how you can enroll in the Financial Advocacy Boot Camp.

Is your cancer program a member of ACCC?  If so, you are entitled to membership benefits including Financial Advocacy Boot Camp, at no charge. All cancer program members are listed here. Please email membership@accc-cancer.org if you work at one of these cancer programs.

All members of the Oncology State Society Network are entitled to access the Financial Advocacy Boot Camp at no charge through their select member benefits in ACCC.

Who Should Enroll

The Financial Advocacy Boot Camp is designed for financial advocates, counselors, and navigators; nurses; patient advocates and navigators; social workers; pharmacists and pharmacy techs; billers and coders; practice managers; patient benefit representatives; cancer program administrators; and other healthcare professionals involved in financial advocacy for patients with cancer.

Why Participate?

Whether you are a seasoned professional who works full time in financial advocacy, new to the field, or assisting patients and their families as part of your job, Financial Advocacy Boot Camp is for you.

Complete the modules and you will:

  • Understand how cancer programs deliver financial advocacy services
  • Be familiar with key health insurance terms and definitions to guide cancer patients through the health insurance maze
  • Improve skills to engage cancer patients in conversations about financial responsibility and financial toxicity
  • Gain strategies to help patients choose the best health plan for their circumstances
  • Enhance your ability to effectively guide patients through the process of applying for patient assistance programs
  • Be able to evaluate your program’s financial advocacy services and develop plans for continuous quality improvement.

Gold MedalEarn a Certificate of Completion

Once you complete all 14 modules by successfully passing the post-activity assessments, you will earn a certificate of completion and be acknowledged on the Boot Camp Graduates webpage.

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