ACOA 1998 : Cancer Management in the New Millennium

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  • Radiation Oncology Administrative Directors

    Introduction
    As you can see from the agenda, this conference offers an exciting schedule of issues addressing quality of life, economics surrounding cancer management, measuring outcomes clinically as well as financially, and building cancer programs which will thrive in the future. Join us for a program packed with hot issues!

    General Information

    ABOUT THE ACOA:
    The American College of Oncology Administrators (ACOA) is a professional organization of individuals who are in management positions related to the field of oncology. These professionals include managers in all areas of the oncology service line. ACOA provides a formal and informal climate of information exchange among affiliates in order that they may develop creative solutions to the management concerns of oncology administration.

    ACCREDITATION:
    This conference is approved for 12 contact hours by the American Academy of Medical Administrators Research and Education Foundation, Inc. An additional 3.6 contact hours will be awarded for attendance at the pre-conference program on Thursday afternoon.

    SPECIAL BONUS FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND:
    workbook, courtesy of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

    TUITION: $325 (ACOA affiliates prior to September 7, 1998) $345 (ACOA affiliates after September 7, 1998) $485 (New ACOA affiliates) $575 (Non-affiliates)

    If you are not an affiliate of ACOA and wish to become one, the dues are $140, and if you join before November 7, 1998, you will receive the tuition reduction that our affiliates receive. An application for membership is attached. For additional information, please call ACOA at (248) 540-4310.

    TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS:
    American Airlines is proud to be the official airline for the American Academy of Medical Administrators and its national chapter, the American College of Oncology Administrators. Please call American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at (800) 433-1790 and refer to the AAMA and the AA Star File #21N8UI for your conference needs. HERTZ IS THE OFFICIAL RENT-A-CAR FOR OUR MEETING -For rates for this ACOA Symposium, call 1 (800) 654-2240 and refer to the 41st Annual Conference & Convocation of the American Academy of Medical Administrators and CV#17981.

    ACCOMMODATIONS:
    This conference will be held at the Hotel Inter Continental, 15201 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75248, (972)386-6000. Room rates are $144 for single or $159 for double occupancy. We encourage registrants to call the hotel early since reservations at the Hotel Inter Continental cannot be assured after October 13, 1998. Alternative hotel accommodations may be made at the Doubletree Hotel, 5410 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75240, (972) 934-8400. Room rates are $148 for single or $158 for double occupancy.

    CANCELLATION POLICY:
    Cancellations received by October 23rd will be accepted with a $25 administrative fee deducted from each refund. After October 23rd, no refund can be provided, however, you may apply any tuition paid toward another American Academy of Medical Administrators conference you attend within one year.

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    Schedule of Events

    Thursday November 5, 1998 7:00am – 7:00pm Registration & Hospitality

    Thursday ACOA Optional Preconference

    2:00 – 5:00pm

    YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: THE STARK II REGULATIONS,
    REV PROC 9815, PSO REGULATIONS, & MORE

    This presentation will give participants an update of recently promulgated government regulations that dramatically affect the way physician group practices may be structured, pay compensation, enter into joint ventures with tax-exempt hospitals, seek Medicare risk contracts, participate in gain sharing models, and more.

    Thomas E. Dutton, Esquire, Partner, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Columbus, Ohio

    6:00 – 7:30pm Welcome Reception

    Friday November 6, 1998 7:00am – 7:30pm Registration & Hospitality

    General Sessions 8:00 – 8:45am AAMA General Membership Meeting

    8:45 – 9:45am Opening Keynote Presentation:

    THE KEY TO EXCELLENCE: SUCCESSFUL EXECUTIVES
    KEEP THE FLAME ALIVE AT WORK & HOME

    sponsored by Nycomed Amersham

    Come & enjoy as you learn:

    • The myth of the balanced life
    • How men and women differ when reacting to stress
    • Keys to communicating with overly-busy, high-powered people
    • The secrets of stress-resilience at home and work
    • What makes a good marriage when one or both are partners and busy professionals
    • Six keys to keeping passion alive in your personal relationships
    • Four steps to controlling yourself during uncontrollable times

    Wayne M. Sotile, PhD, FAACVPR
    Mary O. Sotile, MA, Sotile Psychological Associates, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    9:45 – 10:15am Break and Exhibits

    10:15 – 11:15am Keynote Presentation:

    MANAGING & MARKETING YOUR CLINICAL
    OUTCOMES IN THE MANAGED CARE ARENA

    sponsored by Modern Healthcare

    Purchasers are increasingly demanding value (quality & price) for their healthcare dollars. In response, successful provider groups will define, measure and improve the clinical outcomes and efficiencies of their care. This session will discuss the medical information and the educational process necessary to implement the clinical process improvement techniques to accomplish these goals. Issues covered:

    • Present physicians with the reasons to “buy-in” to managed care initiatives
    • Define the metrics of clinical quality for inpatient and outpatient care
    • Statistical quality control techniques which reduce clinical process variations
    • Clinical care-path construction around the clinician’s best demonstrated processes
    • Techniques which encourage physician, nurse, and administration cooperation in defining and achieving the common goal of marketability
    • Acquiring the information necessary to successfully market services

    William C. Mohlenbrock, MD, Chairman, Iameter, San Mateo, California

    11:30 – 1:00pm ACOA Luncheon

    Break-Out Sessions Friday November 6, 1998 Registrants can choose any session in any track

    Oncology Track One 1:00 – 2:00pm CANCER CENTERS OF THE FUTURE – SUPPORTIVE DESIGNS = SUPPORTIVE CARE

    sponsored by Purdue Frederick Co. and Purdue Pharma L.P.

    There have been amazing strides taken in the last 20 years to improve cancer care. As technology evolves, understanding the impact of the cancer patient’s environment is critical. The objectives for this session will be:

    • To understand why and when to build a new cancer center
    • Developing a progressive planning process, incorporating cutting edge design and cost-effective construction, “reality and wish list”
    • To realize the importance of the sensory environment on positive treat-ment outcomes, incorporating complementary and traditional medi-cines, along with education and state-of-the-art technology

    Marie S. DeStefano, RN, MSN, OCN, Administrative Director, Oncology, Crozer-Keystone Health System, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania Kathryn Greene, IIDA, Interior Designer, Ellerbe Becket Architectural Firm, Washington, DC

    Debbrah Larsen, Associate Vice President, RTKL Associates, Inc., Dallas, Texas Paul Williams, Vice President, RTKL Associates, Inc, Baltimore, Maryland

    2:10 – 3:10pm

    DEVELOPING A PAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICE
    At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Identify the key components for a comprehensive business plan on the development and/or expansion of a pain service

    • Identify billing and coding practices relevant to volume, acuity, and procedures performed
    • Identify opportunities for revenue from indirect and direct patient care as well as multi-disciplinary referral sources
    • Create a service line marketable to managed care providers
    • Create a patient focused multi-disciplinary QI Plan to support the pain service

    Sherry P. Greifzu, RN, MSN, OCN, Director, Oncology Services,
    The William W. Backus Hospital, Norwich, Connecticut

    3:10 – 3:45pm Break and Exhibits

    3:45 – 4:45pm

    ONCOLOGY CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES: A STEP
    TOWARDS THE DELIVERY OF MORE EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT CARE

    sponsored by Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation

    Participants will be able to answer these questions as they relate to clinical practice guidelines:

    • Why are guidelines useful in developing a disease management program?
    • What methods are used to derive guidelines?
    • Who should develop guidelines?
    • When are guidelines not helpful?
    • What are the practical uses of guidelines?
    • How do guidelines relate to the assessment of quality?

    Rodger J. Winn, MD, Chief, Section of Community Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, & Chair, Adult Guidelines Steering Committee, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Houston, Texas

    Oncology Track Two

    1:00 – 2:00pm
    QUALITY OF LIFE & CANCER CARE: OR WHAT DO
    ISSUES LIKE SEX HAVE TO DO WITH REIMBURSEMENT?

    sponsored by Hoechst Marion Roussel

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Understand how cancer therapies affect a patient’s quality of life
    • Discuss how issues involving quality of life are tied to issues of reimbursement
    • Identify which aspects of quality of life are important to measure for reporting outcomes
    • Identify specific tools for measuring quality of life

    Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, MSN, Director, Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    2:10 – 3:10pm

    ONCOLOGISTS INTEGRATION STRATEGIES:
    BEFORE THEY SELL THEIR PRACTICE TO A PPMC

    sponsored by Hoechst Marion Roussel

    This session will discuss:

    • The value equation PPMCs can offer oncologists. It will discuss why hospitals, delivery systems, and freestanding cancer centers have difficulty in developing similar equations.
    • Key factors to look for in assessing the attractiveness of your market to PPMCs
    • Key market development strategies used by PPMCs and why hospitals, delivery systems, and freestanding centers must understand the timing and implications of these strategies on their programs and business activities.
    • Potential strategies that cancer programs and freestanding centers should consider to increase their value, attractiveness, and enhance their relationships with oncologists.

    Joseph M. Spallina, FACHE, CHC, Director, Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    3:10 – 3:45pm Break and Exhibits

    3:45 – 4:45pm

    THE USE OF FOCUS GROUPS IN CANCER PROGRAM PLANNING
    sponsored by Hoechst Marion Roussel

    Scottsdale Healthcare, a two-hospital system, is in the process of re-organizing its cancer care services. To ensure that services meet market requirements, focus group research was conducted with representatives of key constituencies. This presentation by the administrator of the program and the focus group researcher will inform participants of the following:

    • When & how to use the focus group methodology
    • How to blend patients and clinicians definitions of quality
    • How to use the process and the findings to educate physicians and staff, to strengthen the organizational structure, and to assess feasibility of services under consideration

    Susan Brown-Wagner, Director, Patient Services, Oncology Service Line, Scottsdale Memorial Health System, Scottsdale, Arizona Ellen Tobin, President, Cancer Care Strategies, Chevy Chase, Maryland

    5:30 – 6:00pm Processional Formation 6:00 – 7:30pm Convocation Ceremony 8:00 – 10:00pm Reception sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company & Marquette Medical Systems

    Oncology Track One

    Break-Out Sessions Oncology Track Two Saturday November 7, 1998 Registrants can choose any session in any track

    8:00 – 9:00am

    ECONOMIC EVALUATIONS OF CANCER TREATMENT
    sponsored by Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation

    Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Define pharmacoeconomics and list some of the special issues related to applying economic analysis to decision-making in cancer
    • List the factors that support performing an economic assessment of new cancer therapies
    • Appreciate modeling techniques and approaches used in pharmacoeconomic studies
    • Interpret data on cost-effectiveness and cost-utility

    Stephen L. Huber, MS, Deputy Division Head of Pharmacy & Director of Pharmacoeconomics, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

    9:10 – 10:10am

    CANCER REHABILITATION: AN OXYMORON?
    Sponsored by Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation

    Nursing staff throughout the country voice their concern that they cannot spend enough time talking to patients, addressing their functional needs, and ensuring their quality of life. With increased demands for productivity, their personal time with patients is constantly being reduced. Under a rehabilitation model, these needs can still be addressed with minimal incremental cost and a solid potential for the creation of new revenue. This session will address the strategy for setting up a cancer rehab program including treatment methodology, case management concerns, staffing and space allocations, consider-ations for reimbursement, and marketing suggestions. The outcomes of a Columbia HCA pilot lymphedema service will also be reported. Connie Carson, PhD, Cancer Rehab Consultants, Littleton, Colorado

    10:10 -10:45am Break and Exhibits

    10:45 – 11:45pm

    BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT PROGRAMS: WHAT SHOULD
    HOSPITALS BE DEVELOPING & LONG TERM VIABILITY

    This presentation will:

    • Present the historical utilization of blood and marrow transplants in the U.S.
    • Discuss the critical success factors for blood and marrow transplant programs, including trends in reimbursement, marketing strategies, and measuring and demonstrating quality outcomes
    • Discuss the potential strategies for providing blood and marrow transplant services in your community, either by developing a program or through affiliation

    Sonal R. Makim, Associate, Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    8:00 – 9:00am

    MEASURING & PRESENTING CANCER PROGRAM FINANCIAL
    PERFORMANCE FOR THE BEGINNING ADMINISTRATOR

    This presentation will discuss:

    • Defining and collecting statistical and financial data elements
    • Identifying and incorporating future planning/budgetary require-treatmentments
    • Continuous management and reporting

    Kelley D. Simpson, Associate Vice President, CDP Services, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

    9:15 – 10:15am

    MEASURING & PRESENTING CANCER PROGRAM FINANCIAL
    PERFORMANCE FOR THE ADVANCED ADMINISTRATOR

    This presentation will discuss:

    • Defining and collecting statistical and financial data elements
    • Continuous management and reporting
    • Utilizing financial performance for trend analysis and presentation

    Kelley D. Simpson, Associate Vice President, CDP Services, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

    10:15-10:45am Break and Exhibits

    10:45 – 11:45pm

    CANCER GENETIC RISK ASSESSMENT
    & COUNSELING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    Gail Tomlinson, MD, PhD, Director, Familial Cancer Registry, UT Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

    1:00 – 3:00pm

    Closing Keynote Presentation:
    APGS, APCS & OUTPATIENT PAYMENT REFORM
    The following will be discussed:

    • Key features of APGs/APCs
    • Preparing for implementation
    • Cost management and financial concerns
    • Coding implications
    • Compliance concerns
    • PPGs for other healthcare areas

    Duane C. Abbey, PhD, CFP, President, Abbey & Abbey Consultants, Inc, Ames, Iowa

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