To help the oncology community provide high-quality care to patients with cancer during the SARS-CoV-2 (also known as COVID-19) public health emergency, the Association of Community Cancer Centers established an online COVID-19 Resource Center. In addition to up-to-date evidence-based information, timely blog posts, and resources from professional and patient advocacy associations, it featured a weekly live webcast and mini-podcast series.
Seventeen webcasts featured guidance from experts in epidemiology, oncology business, telehealth, clinical trials, and more. Sixteen mini-podcasts explored high-priority topics in cancer care, including care coordination, safe cancer screening, and staff resiliency among many others. Click the links below to access our webcasts and mini-podcasts.
Teri Bedard, BA, RT(R)(T), CPC, Executive Director, Client & Corporate Resources, Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, highlights what your cancer program needs to know by discussing the changes to telehealth services, supervision, provider-based designations, and coding for services. (July 10, 2020)
Join Charles Saunders, MD, Chief Executive Officer, and Jennifer Webster, MS, Vice President of Analytics, IntegraConnect, as they present an overview of the current landscape of patient levels and services at cancer programs. (July 10, 2020)
Join a panel of Montefiore Health System providers for an in-depth look at their pandemic preparations and response and how they’re collecting data for care coordination and research. (June 19, 2020)
Join Raju K. Vaddepally, MD, Yuma Regional Medical Center Cancer Center, to discuss strategies for sustaining a robust clinical trials program in uncertain times and how to increase the relevance of research to vulnerable and underserved patients. (June 26, 2020)
ACCC and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) share how the COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique opportunity to better understand the effects of a disease outbreak on the delivery of high-quality cancer care and research. (June 12, 2020)
Join Steven A. Pergam, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, for an overview of the applicability of existing guidelines to your program, discussion of several COVID infection prevention scenarios, and a look ahead. (June 5, 2020)
Deirdre Saulet, Advisory Board Company, and Amanda Henson, MSHA, MBA, FACHE, Baptist Health, share an overview of programs’ volumes in response to COVID-19, effective staffing strategies, tactics for supporting your care team, and how to prepare for potential future ‘waves’. (May 29, 2020)
Join our panel of experts for a review of the latest COVID-19 policy updates, including regulations on telehealth flexibilities from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and efforts to expand infusion of Medicare Part B drugs in patients’ homes. (May 21, 2020)
Michelle Shiller, DO, AP/CP, MGP, shares an overview of the current landscape of testing access and interpretation, guidance for establishing screening and testing protocols to fit your program. (May 22, 2020)
Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, shares her cancer program's recovery plans, provides guidance on operational and technological issues, and answers your questions. (May 15, 2020)
Shelli Laux, MBA, RHIA, CTR, CCRP, WellSpan Health, shares an overview of effective practices for virtual tumor boards, methods for ensuring attendance and participation, and insights into post-pandemic sustainability. (May 8, 2020)
Jenna VanGilder, MHA, RN, OCN, CENP, Edward Elmhurst Health, shares best practices in treating COVID+ patients with cancer, including the use of screening algorithms, approaches to patient and staff protection, communications planning. (May 1, 2020)
Lori Schneider, Oncology Operations Manager, Green Bay Oncology, and Dan Sherman, MA, LPC, Financial Navigator, Mercy Health St. Mary's, share an overview of financial resources available to financially strained patients during COVID-19 (April 24, 2020)
Tammy Turner, Executive Director, Community Cancer Center, and Nancy Laney, President, Laney IT Consulting, discuss the most important strategies for planning, building, and implementing a telehealth program. (April 16, 2020)
Teri Bedard, BA, RT(R)(T), CPC, Director, Client Services, Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies LLC discusses CMS’ changes to telehealth coding and billing in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, includes Q&A. (April 9, 2020)
Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP, Medical Director, Research Integration and SCCA Network Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, shares her perspective and lessons learned as a medical oncologist working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. (March 27, 2020)
In this episode, we'll discuss how patient education has become even more critical as the pandemic recedes and restrictions loosen.
We sat down with ACCC President Krista Nelson, on how her personal experiences during the pandemic—and those of her colleagues and patients—deeply impacted her and influenced the development of her 2021-2022 ACCC President’s Theme.
We’ll delve into the dramatic changes in care delivery that Montefiore Health System underwent during the pandemic, lessons learned along the way that can help pave the way forward, and how the spirit of collaboration and innovation that emerged in 2020 will remain long after the pandemic.
Explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the financial health of cancer programs and practices across the country, from lower patient volume and screening interventions and decreased revenue streams.
Explores challenges related to COVID-19 vaccination in patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).
We'll discuss the telehealth regulatory and policy changes enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic, what may change in 2021, and what’s likely to remain the same regarding the reimbursement of remote care.
Learn how genetic healthcare services have adapted to virtual care delivery, and what challenges face its widespread use after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
On this episode of CANCER BUZZ, we discuss how healthcare providers and policymakers can work together to pave the future of telehealth beyond the current public health emergency.
Learn how the role of caregivers has changed during the pandemic, and how the cancer team can provide caregivers with guidance on taking care of patients with cancer.
We explore how patients are dealing with the "new normal,” and how oncology social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists are working to help them through an unprecedented time.
We take a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted lung screenings across the country and how oncology teams are adapting their outreach and education to reach as many people as possible.
We look at recent adaptations in oncology—and how some of these changes can actually make cancer care stronger moving forward.
We look at the latest data on the effects of COVID-19 on cancer practices and explore how you can adapt to changes in oncology business.
Learn how surgical oncology has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and how programs are adapting to fluctuations in staff availability and patient volume.
Learn how some cancer programs are finding creative ways to engage patients and adapt screening programs during these difficult times.
Krista Nelson, ACCC President 2021-22, shares how Providence Cancer Institute has made staff resiliency and morale a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn about Ochsner Cancer Center’s testing strategy for COVID-19 and how you can adapt their guidance when establishing your own testing protocols.
We explore how immunotherapy clinical trials have been affected by the pandemic and what cancer programs can do to safely and effectively administer clinical trials.
We discuss the personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages that cancer programs face, and how one program has taken creative steps to get what they need.