2021 [Virtual] Oncology Reimbursement Meeting
Includes a Live Event on 08/13/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
For summer and fall 2021, ACCC will host two virtual webinars and one in-person meeting. Stay tuned for more details on the live event. Registration is open for the two virtual webinars.
The virtual ACCC Oncology Reimbursement Meeting continues this fall with live sessions featuring Teri Bedard, RT(R)(T), CPC, Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, Inc. where she will discuss the proposed changed for CY2022 and follow-up with a review of those finalized changes, and their impact to your program or practice.
- The 2022 Proposed PDF and OPPS Rules: Practical Implications and Considerations
Friday, August 13, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT
- The 2022 PFS and OPPS Final Rules: What You Need to Know
Friday, December 10, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT
These educational events are open to the public and free to ACCC members. You will need to create an account in order to register. Please click the "Registration Instructions" tab for more details.
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Jordan Johnson, MSHA, BSRT
Director of Data Science, Legion Healthcare Partners
Program Manager, Oncology Service Line, Saint Luke's Cancer Institute
Rifeta Kajdic is a program manager for the oncology service line at Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute in Boise, Idaho. In her role, Rifeta works on improving processes and programs that allow for patient centered care while simultaneously building security for the health system to prevent unnecessary revenue losses. Rifeta helps support oncology patient financial advocates across five Saint Luke’s sites supporting medical and radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pediatric oncology, bone marrow transplant, and hemophilia. Rifeta is passionate about the importance of patient financial advocate roles within oncology clinics, and as a member of the supportive oncology team, is working collaboratively to eliminate financial toxicity for the patients she serves.
Angie Santiago, CRCS
Lead Financial Counselor, Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Angie Santiago, CRCS-I, is the Lead Financial Counselor - Oncology, with the Thomas Jefferson University Health System, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. She created and implemented the Oncology Patient Assistance Program that is utilized at the Thomas Jefferson University Health System. The program was initiated to assist patients with the acquisition of supplemental financial coverage, over and beyond what has been traditionally provided by the hospital’s business office. Angie has worked in healthcare for almost 16 years within patient access, revenue cycle and financial counseling. She has presented on financial toxicity and related topics at patient navigators networking meetings. She is a graduate of the ACCC Financial Advocacy Network Boot Camp.
Ricky Newton, CPA
Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Cancer Specialists of Tidewater, Ltd.
Ricky Newton has over 28 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He currently serves as Director of Financial Services and Operations for the Community Oncology Alliance. Since 1997 he has been the administrator for Cancer Specialists of Tidewater, Ltd. He worked for Riverside Health Systems from July 2007 to July 2014 serving as their director for oncology operations. Prior to joining the practice he was a CPA with the public accounting firm of Failes & Associates.
Ricky has presented and consulted at over 350 conferences and practices in 46 states on topics such as financial and practice management issues in medical practices, health care law, relationships between oncologists and hospitals, managing employees, contracting with insurers, pharmacy management including managing pharmaceutical contracts, compensation models as well as other topics in the operating an oncology practice.
Currently, Ricky serves as treasurer of the Virginia Association of Hematology and Oncology Managers (VAHOM), Virginia Association of Hematologists and Oncologist (VAHO), Southeastern Coalition of Oncology Practitioner (SCOOP), National Oncology Society Network (NOSN) and Community Oncology Alliance (COA).
Ricky graduated with honors in 1990 from Old Dominion University with majors in Accounting and Finance.
Teri Bedard, BA, RT(R)(T), CPC
Director, Client Services, Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies
Teri Bedard is the Executive Director, Client & Corporate Resources with Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, LLC. Her expertise includes over 20 years of medical experience. Teri has served as a senior and Staff Radiation Therapist at renowned oncology practices across the Midwest and during her tenure with RCCS, has served as a Senior Consultant, Remote Solutions Manager, and Director, Client Services. As a member of the RCCS team Teri advises and leads clients in the areas of billing and reimbursement for technology, monitoring government regulatory information and seeking new business opportunities.
Teri completed her Bachelors of Arts degree at the University of Northern Iowa. She completed her Radiologic Technology certificate at Mayo School for Health Related Sciences in Rochester, MN and her certificate for Radiation Therapy at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. She also earned her certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Teri is active in the ARRT, ASRT, and AAPC. She lectures and participates at national seminars in conjunction with the AAPC, ACCC, ACRO, and ASRT.
Thank you to our Corporate Partners, whose support makes this program possible!
Please use the links below to visit their websites, and access valuable information and resources.
Additional ACCC Resources to Supplement Your Learning
- Discover “how-to” insights on program operations and patient care at the ACCC 38th National Oncology Conference, October 20-22, 2021, in Austin, TX. Through inspiring sessions, tactical presentations, and the return of in-person networking, you will leave #ACCCNOC inspired and ready to take on the new challenges presented in a post-pandemic world.
- ACCC Financial Advocacy Network—Access the Boot Camp (free for ACCC and Oncology State Society members), the Financial Advocacy Services Guidelines, a Financial Advocacy COVID-19 Resource hub, the newly launched discussion forum (members only), and more!
- The 2021 Patient Assistance & Reimbursement Guide has the most up-to-date information on cancer drug assistance and reimbursement programs to help your patients alleviate the financial burden of their treatment.
- Alternative Payment Models In Cancer Care Online Course—This course builds on the Oncology APM Readiness Assessment first introduced during the APMC workshop. If your cancer center is ready to begin or expand its journey to value-based care—but you are not sure how to get started—these modules can help. In each session, we will dive deeper into each domain and help you determine what is next for your cancer center. We will outline specific next steps and action items your organization can take to begin APM program implementation. In addition, we will also provide real-life examples that correspond to each topic.
- ACCC members can connect in real-time through members-only virtual discussion forum on ACCCeXchange. Within this forum, ACCC members from every profession involved in cancer care delivery ask and answer questions, discuss common challenges, and share knowledge and experience. Join the discussion and connect with your peers.
- Looking to become a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers? Visit our membership page for more information on the types of membership we offer and how you can become involved. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re already a member, please contact our membership department today.
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