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.
Two levels of dynamic, online courses will empower you to help cancer patients navigate the complex and fragmented healthcare system to pay for treatment—while maximizing reimbursement at your program. Work at your own pace to acquire the key knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the increasingly essential field of oncology financial navigation.
With ongoing changes in healthcare coverage and reimbursement, professional development is critical to stay ahead in this ever-changing landscape.
Enroll in the Financial Advocacy Boot Camp (ACCC Members Only)
Review the basics of financial advocacy and health insurance coverage. Learn how financial advocacy services can be provided in cancer programs and practices. Gain a fundamental understanding of public and private health insurance coverage options available for cancer patients.
Learn practical tips to improve communication with members of the clinical team, engage patients about financial concerns, and screen patients for financial toxicity. Delve into different communication methods, the importance of health literacy, and screening tools that can be implemented across practice settings.
Gain a solid understanding of Medicaid, Medicare, and 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.
Understand the basics of 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.
Identify strategies to 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.
Gain a solid understanding of oncology diseases, the latest treatment advances, why personalized oncology is changing care, and what is on the horizon.
Learn more about proactively assessing patients for financial stressors, take a more in-depth look at handling sensitive, difficult conversations, and benefit from case examples.
Take a deeper dive into how to help overcome financial cost literacy gaps, review communication approaches (visual, verbal), experience the patient perspective, and find real-world solutions though case studies.
Show the value that financial advocacy brings to your patients and your program. Learn from the successes of others, and discover practical steps to help improve your processes.
*Financial Advocacy Boot Camp participants must graduate from Level I in order to access Level II. Upon completion, all graduates will receive detailed instructions on how to enroll to Boot Camp Level II and begin the next set of learning modules.
The Boot Camp is FREE to all ACCC members as a benefit of membership.
Non-members can receive unlimited access to the Boot Camp when they join ACCC as an Individual Member for $155. Explore the benefits of membership.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you work at one of these cancer programs.
All members of the Oncology State Society at ACCC are entitled to access the Financial Advocacy Boot Camp at no charge through their select member benefits in ACCC.
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.
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: