Financial Advocacy Network Town Hall: September 2022
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Financial Advocacy Network Town Hall: September 2022
In this interactive virtual meeting, learn about opportunities to participate in policy advocacy through the new ACCC Legislative Action Center, understand how to use your experiences to advocate for legislative change, and have your questions answered by experts.
1. Understand current legislative priorities impacting financial advocacy and patients with cancer.
2. Use the ACCC Legislative Action Center to influence policy at the federal and local level.
3. Create an effective narrative using personal experiences to demonstrate the need for change.
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Matt Devino, MPH
Director, Cancer Care Delivery & Health Policy
Association of Community Cancer Centers
As Director, Cancer Care Delivery and Health Policy at ACCC, Matt leads the organization’s policy and advocacy initiatives to improve cancer care delivery and promote health equity across rural, urban, and underserved settings. He also works to advance ACCC’s federal legislative and regulatory priorities, working with Congress and the Administration to support the oncology workforce and reshape reimbursement to better meet the needs of cancer care providers and their patients.
Matt has nearly a decade of experience in the healthcare industry with a strong history of working alongside and advocating for healthcare providers across the care continuum. Most recently, Matt served as an Associate Director, Government Affairs for the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) in Washington, DC. In that role, Matt had the pleasure of representing the nation’s medical group practices in Washington in front of federal agencies, congressional offices, and other provider stakeholder groups and coalitions. He was responsible for education and advocacy efforts on a variety of federal legislative and regulatory issues, including Medicare provider reimbursement, value-based payment reform and alternative payment models, COVID-19 financial relief programs, and health information technology. Matt also worked closely with MGMA state affiliate chapters in the Eastern and Western regions to organize grassroots efforts and was a frequent speaker at state and national meetings.
Matt earned his Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from The George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and his bachelor’s degree in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology from Harvard University.
Aimee Hoch, LSW
Grand View Health
Aimee Hoch, LSW, is a Masters Level Social Worker with 20 plus years of experience in both healthcare and behavioral health. She earned her MSW from Fordham University Lincoln Center. A Financial Navigator for the Oncology Program at Grand View Health, she is an advocate for individuals diagnosed with cancer by meeting them with empathy and connecting them with resources to support them during their most vulnerable times.
Aimee’s speaking topics include financial toxicity, self-care, mindset, and more. Aimee has spoken at workshops, retreats, and programs for Sisters U, Penn Medicine, Grand View Health, Bucks County Community College, The Success Connection, and more. She’s been a guest on The Can Survivor with Kelsey Smith podcast and WDVR. Aimee has been featured in publications including Oncolink and U magazine. She is the co-founder and co-host of Fill Your Cup First Podcast. Aimee lives in Souderton, PA with her husband and two daughters.
Sarah Hudson-DiSalle, PharmD, RPH
Oncology Pharmacy Manager, Medication Assistance Program and Reimbursement Services, The James Cancer Hospital and Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University Department of Pharmacy
Dr. Hudson-DiSalle is the manager in the Medication Assistance Program and Reimbursement Services at the Wexner Medical Center and James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, OH. She is responsible for managing and advocating for the Medication Assistance Program for patients who cannot afford their medications, as well as overseeing reimbursement authorization for off label medication use, high dollar therapy usage, infused medication and medication denials. Dr. Hudson-DiSalle serves on the Board of the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio, the Health Policy Committee of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), and the Legislative Committee of the Ohio Society of Health System Pharmacists.
Angie Santiago, CRCS (Moderator)
Manager, Oncology Financial Advocacy
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Angie Santiago, CRCS-I, is the Manager for Oncology Financial Advocacy, 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.
Gretchen Van Dyck
Green Bay Oncology
Gretchen Van Dyck has been with Green Bay Oncology for 12 years. In her role as a financial counselor, Van Dyck has worked with multiple departments, including medical, radiation, and gynecology oncology. Her responsibilities span from helping patients understand their insurance benefits and obtaining prior authorizations for treatment, imaging, prescriptions, and more to, most importantly, being an advocate for her patients in any way they need. The last thing Van Dyck wants is for her patients to worry about treatment-related costs or their insurance. She is excited to be a part of ACCC’s Financial Advocacy Network and will continue to work with ACCC to create resources and opportunities to support efforts in financial and patient advocacy.