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)
Hear how a virtual integrative format can enable cancer programs to adapt touch modalities to self-interventions, leverage opportunities for research, and overcome social and economic barriers.
Dr. Randall A. Oyer, ACCC Immediate Past President and co-author of Chapter Two, A View from the Ground: The Changing Landscape of Cancer, addresses the complexity and lack of coordination and cooperation among four major care delivery settings, and how this holds us back from reaching our greatest potential in the war against cancer.
Caring for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) depends on many factors and can vary as much as the patients themselves.
One serious, unwanted side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is the potential for substantial consequences for cancer outcomes due to delayed access to cancer diagnosis and treatment. Hear from Dr. Debra Patt, the author of a study which detected a substantial decrease (among American seniors) in cancer screenings, visits, therapy, and surgeries.
In this episode, we'll hear how patients with blood cancer are joining the LLS National Patient Registry to increase scientific knowledge about COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot efficacy.
As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes and restrictions loosens for most of the U.S., we'll discuss how patient education has become even more critical during this transition.
Three specialists in multiple myeloma care share their experiences that may help other providers and patients move smoothly through this time of transition while maintaining high quality care.
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.
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.