Oncology Sessions

Concurrent Oncology Session Abstracts

Cancer Programs and Outreach Networks: A Model to Develop Community Hospital Partnerships Regionally
Friday, November 14, 2003, 10:45 – 11:45 am
Speaker: Joseph M. Spallina, FAAMA, FACHE

Developing a regional partnership between tertiary medical centers and community hospitals for a cancer program outreach network is an effective strategy for program and physician practice growth. Learn the planning process to identify market opportunities, and design the network, its services, and its organization. Also discussed will be some of the common issues and pitfalls that are likely to occur when developing a network.

Cancer Center Networks Integration and Partnership
Friday, November 14, 2003, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Speaker: Pat Stanfill-Edens, RN, MS, MBA, CHE, FAAMA             

Learn the operational and strategic challenges as well as opportunities in designing and managing a multi-institutional Cancer Program Network. The presentation will address unique challenges for academic medical centers as well as community cancer center programs with a focus on the cancer specialty product line. Discussion will also include key decisions in defining program priorities and negotiating program financial success and system integration.

Cancer Program Innovation: Shopping Mall Breast Center
Friday, November 14, 2003, 3:15 – 4:15 pm
Speaker: Dawn R. Anderson, BA

Find out about this innovative public/private corporate partnership between a Comprehensive Cancer Center and a corporate partner that meets the needs of women in the community for easy access and comprehensive breast screenings. This Breast Center is located in a shopping mall. Learn about business planning, program development, marketing successes and lessons learned that make it work and thrive.

IMRT: The Impact on Your Radiation Oncology Program
Friday, November 14, 2003,  4:30 – 5:30 pm
Speaker: Ralph Young, MS

Intensity Modulation is not a treatment; it is a process. Physicians, administrators, physicists, dosimetrists, therapists, nurses and support staff all play an integral role in this process. This presentation will discuss the roles and requirements of each of these areas as well as the clinical and financial impacts IMRT has on the typical radiation oncology department.

Revised ACoS CoC Standards – What Do They Mean For Your Hospital’s Program?
Saturday, November 15, 2003, 8:00 – 9:00 am
Speaker: Donna Weber, MS, CTR, FAAMA

How will your American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) approved Cancer Program be positioned to meet the revised standards from the ACoS? Learn what the new standards are, how they differ from the previous ones and the implications these may have on your current program. Actions that should be taken at your hospital to insure continuing compliance for your approved program will be discussed.

Diagnosis Coding: Today & Tomorrow
Saturday, November 15, 2002, 9:15 – 10:15 am
Speaker: Cindy C. Parman, CPC, CPC-H, RCC              

Review the Official ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding guidelines for medical oncology as they relate to areas of petential risk and increased audit. Also included will be discussion of the Medicare definition of medical necessity, and the supporting documentation that establishes the need for the patient services. The draft version of the ICD-10-CM codes has been issued, and when implemented, will change the way diagnosis codes are assigned. Every healthcare entity will be affected by these changes, and the time to prepare is now!

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