2021 [Virtual] Oncology Reimbursement Meeting

Includes a Live Event on 12/10/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)

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The virtual ACCC Oncology Reimbursement Meeting series continues this fall! Stay tuned for our last session featuring Teri Bedard, RT(R)(T), CPC, Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, Inc. where she will review the CY2022 finalized changes and their potential impact on your program or practice.

  • The 2022 PFS and OPPS Final Rules: What You Need to Know
    Friday, December 10, 2021
    3:00 – 4:00 PM EST

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

Rifeta Kajdic

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

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, Inc.

Teri Bedard is the Executive Director, Client & Corporate Resources with Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, Inc.  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.  

Additional ACCC Resources to Supplement Your Learning

  • Discover “how-to” insights on program operations and patient care at the ACCC 38th [Virtual] National Oncology Conference, November 9-10. Through inspiring sessions and tactical presentations, 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.
  • The ACCCeLearning portal makes it easy to find education relevant to your needs and interests. Accessible on any device and at any time, courses are available in a variety of formats, so you can listen, watch, read or interact in ways that best suit your needs. Health professionals can claim CME/CPE/CNE credit for all applicable activities. Since you’re already logged in, take a look around today!
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Session One: What You Need to Do Now to Prepare for the RO Model and Other Value-Based Care Programs
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Session Two: How Financial Navigators Support Revenue Optimization
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Session Three: Impact of COVID-19 on Revenue Cycle Management: Practical Tools to Benchmark and Improve Processes
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Session Four: The 2022 Proposed PFS and OPPS Rules: Practical Implications and Considerations
08/13/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
08/13/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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Session Five: Navigating Health Insurance and Open Enrollment
10/29/2021 at 1:15 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
10/29/2021 at 1:15 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
Session 5 Feedback Survey
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AAPC Certificate 5
Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available Session five: Navigating Health Insurance and Open Enrollment
Session Six: The 2022 PFS and OPPS Final Rules: What You Need to Know
12/10/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
12/10/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
Session 6 Feedback Survey
4 Questions
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AAPC Certificate 6
Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available Session Six: The 2022 PFS and OPPS Final Rules: What You Need to Know