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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm           National Oncology Conference Registration

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm           New Member/First Timer Meet & Greet

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm           President’s Welcome and Exhibit Reception

Thursday, October 4, 2012

7:15 am – 4:00 pm           Exhibit Hall

7:00 am – 5:15 pm           Registration

7:15 am – 8:00 am           Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 am – 8:45 am           Welcome and Introductions
                            Innovator Awards and 30-Year ACCC Member Recognition
                            George Kovach, MD, President
                            Christian G. Downs, JD, MHA, Executive Director
                            Association of Community Cancer Centers
                            Joe Camaratta, General Manager, Category Solutions and Marketing
                            GE Healthcare

8:45 am – 9:45 am           Keynote Address
                            Innovate or Perish!
                            Kevin Freiberg, EdD
                            San Diego Consulting Group, Inc.

                            Create a culture where your team is hungry for change and inspired to find
                            innovative ways to overcome challenges—from reducing costs to improving
                            quality to collaborating with new stakeholders. Gain strategies to think
                            creatively, turn liabilities into assets, and use bold ideas from beyond the
                            healthcare industry. Recently named one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on
                            Leadership” by Leadership Excellence magazine, Dr. Kevin Freiberg is an
                            influential voice for his views on the critical links between leadership, corporate
                            culture, innovation, and exceptional loyalty.
9:45 am – 10:15 am    Break with Exhibitors and Book Signing with Dr. Freiberg

10:15 am – 12:00 pm   Panel Discussion
                      Transformations, Collaborations, and Options in the New World of
                      Oncology Payment
                      Facilitator: Matthew Farber, MA
                      Association of Community Cancer Centers
                      Kurt H. Neumann, MD
                      ION Solutions
                      Edwin Rodgers
                      Via Oncology Pathways
                      George Kovach, MD, President
                      Association of Community Cancer Centers
                      Thomas L. Whittaker, MD
                      IU Health Central Indiana Cancer Centers

                      Payment models in oncology are changing fast, driven by the high costs of
                      oncology drugs, comparative effectiveness research findings, and variations in
                      care. A panel of experts explores today’s shifting landscape in oncology
                      reimbursement as well as the opportunities that new arrangements between
                      providers and insurers may offer. Learn how an evidence-based approach to
                      guidelines and pathways may decrease costs and offer better value for patients
                      and providers.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch with Exhibitors

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Concurrent Sessions

      Track I         A Multidisciplinary Supportive Oncology Clinic with Integrated Medication
                      Therapy Management
                      Robert Mancini, PharmD
                      Kathleen Clifford, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, AOCNP, ACHPN
                      St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute
                      Chair: Nicole A. Bradshaw, MD, MBA

                      Learn about a model supportive care clinic, which was developed in
                      collaboration with the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers
                      Program (NCCCP). This multidisciplinary supportive oncology clinic improved
                      access to early palliative care in patients with advanced cancer. The unique
                      aspect of this clinic is the involvement of a pharmacist who works side by side
                      with the nurse practitioner to implement medication therapy management and
                      medication reconciliation.

      Track II        What’s Driving Reimbursement? Quirks, Responsibilities and Compliance
                      Bonnie Kirschenbaum, MS, FASHP, FSCHP
                      Healthcare Consultant
                      Chair: Thomas L. Whittaker, MD, FACP, Past President, ACCC

                      Take an in-depth look at Medicare reimbursement challenges, including billing
                      complexities for drug and chemotherapy administration services. Find out how
                    changes to the 2012 Outpatient Prospective Payment System affect compliance
                    and claims processing, and get a preview of anticipated Medicare
                    reimbursement in 2013.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm   Concurrent Sessions

      Track I       New Approaches to Maximize Patient Flow and Reduce Inpatient Hospital
                    Length of Stay
                    Anne Jadwin, MSN, RN, AOCN, CNA
                    Fox Chase Cancer Center
                    Chair: Becky DeKay

                    Two multidisciplinary teams worked in tandem to consolidate manual systems,
                    implement bed management software, address multiple operational process
                    improvements, and reduce inpatient hospital length of stay. Learn how they
                    initiated a formal process for daily bed/staffing huddles to discuss pending
                    admissions, discharges, transfers, and staffing levels; electronic processes for
                    admission requests and discharge notification; and performance dashboards.

      Track II      The Cost and Clinical Impact of Drug Shortages
                    Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCPS
                    Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio
                    State University
                    Chair: Zaven R. Norigian, Jr., PharmD, BCOP

                    The growing number of drug shortages threatens the safety and quality of
                    patient care in hospitals and clinics nationwide. In many cases, equivalent
                    therapeutic alternatives are not available or alternatives carry increased
                    potential for drug-related complications and increased costs. Find out how your
                    cancer program or practice can better manage, or even avoid, shortages in
                    oncology drugs and supportive care products.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm   Break with Exhibitors

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm   Concurrent Sessions

      Track I       Bridging the Psychosocial and Financial Needs of Oncology Patients
                    Timothy Tyler, MSW, LISW-S, OSW-C
                    Connie Bollin, MBA, RN
                    Barbara Carter, RN, OCN
                    Akron General Medical Center, McDowell Cancer Center
                    Chair: Fran Becker, LCSW

                    This innovative patient navigation program reduced psychosocial distress,
                    secured direct financial assistance to patients of $1.35 million that would
                    otherwise not have been available, and reduced institutional bad debt. The
                    program recognizes that patients with cancer should be treated holistically and
                    distress should be identified and managed. Learn how a Distress Management
                    Program, a component of patient navigation, is critical to providing supportive
                    care for cancer patients.
       Track II           Fundraising: A Relationship—Not Just a Numbers Game
                          William J. Laffey, MBA
                          Presence Health
                          Amy Day
                          Moira McGinley
                          Resurrection Development Foundation, Presence Health
                          Chair: Brenda Nevidjon, MSN, RN, FAAN

                          The team at Resurrection Development Foundation, a philanthropic arm of
                          Presence Health in Illinois, has built strong physician/nurse/staff relationships
                          that have helped create a culture for philanthropy. Gain the tools you need to
                          develop grateful patient programs. Explore fundraising best practices, and learn
                          how to garner success and donors at your cancer program or oncology practice.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm         Wrap-Up: The Day’s Best Takeaways
                          Nicole A. Bradshaw, MS, MBA
                          St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute
                          Brenda Gordon, RN, MSN, OCN
                          H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
                          Elaine L. Towle, CMPE
                          Oncology Metrics, a Division of Altos Solutions

                          New payment models, innovative fundraising relationships, creative approaches
                          to manage the drug shortage crisis, and more. We summarize the high points of
                          today’s sessions.

Friday, October 5, 2012

6:15 am – 7:15 am         Rise ‘n’ Shine Workout
                          Guided Early Morning Fitness Walk on the River Walk

                          Join “San Antonio Walks” in a sunrise power walk around the San Antonio River
                          Walk. This 45-min workout will follow the river bend through shop-lined
                          streets, places of interest, and the scenic museum reach. The tour will conclude
                          with a 15-minute cool down by our guide who will point out some of San
                          Antonio’s historic landmarks and rich history! Everyone is welcome to attend!

7:00 am – 4:30 pm         Registration

7:30 am – 8:30 am         Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:30 am         Concurrent Sessions

       Track I            Rapid Access Chest and Lung Assessment Program
                          Stephen M. Cattaneo II, MD, FACS
                          Catherine Brady-Copertino, BSN, MS, OCN
                          Teresa Putscher, RN, BSN, OCN
                          Anne Arundel Medical Center, Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute
                          Chair: Marsha Fountain, RN, MSN
                      Often in the community setting, patients found to have abnormal chest imaging,
                      especially pulmonary nodules, are followed by their primary care providers,
                      who may not be up to date on recommendations for the management of
                      pulmonary findings. Understand the value of expedited referral from
                      community providers and timely, appropriate management of patients with
                      abnormal chest findings through a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach.

      Track II        ACCC Educational Program
                      Treating and Supporting the Multiple Myeloma Patient: A Team Effort
                      Edward Faber, DO, MS
                      University of Nebraska Medical Center
                      Amanda Yopp, BSN, MSN
                      Duke University Medical Center
                      Virginia Vaitones, MSW, OSW-C
                      Penobscot Bay Medical Center
                      Chair: Cecilia Zapata

                      Learn about treating and supporting multiple myeloma patients in the
                      community cancer center setting. This small population cancer presents many
                      challenges for the cancer care team. Best practices, current treatment modalities
                      and educational resources will be shared.

9:30 am – 10:30 am    Concurrent Sessions

      Track I         A Comprehensive Team Approach for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
                      Janet Dennis, BS, PT, CLT
                      Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
                      Chair: W Charles Penley, MD

                      The diagnosis of cancer associated with the head and neck presents unique
                      challenges for the patient. Treatment to this area can significantly impact the
                      quality of life by affecting communication, swallowing, tooth decay, weight loss
                      and lymph edema. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by patients
                      undergoing radiation treatment led to the formation of the Cancer Assessment
                      Resource Education Survivorship (CARES) program.

      Track II        ACCC Educational Program
                      Acing the Test: Implementing Best Practices for the Use of Molecular
                      Testing in the Community Testing
                      Randall A. Oyer, MD
                      Lancaster General Hospital
                      Chair: Brenda Nevidjon, MSN, RN, FAAN

                      The rapid growth in the development of molecular tests has presented a major
                      challenge to community cancer centers. This session will explore the current
                      testing landscape, key success factors, and best practices to help in successfully
                      implementing a multidisciplinary approach to molecular testing in the
                      community setting.

10:30 am – 11:00 am   Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm   Concurrent Sessions

      Track I         Process Improvement through Patient and
                      Employee Feedback
                      Ernie Elemento, PT, MBA
                      Vasia Craddick, RNC, BSN
                      Southwest Cancer Center, UMC Health System
                      Chair: Matt Sherer, MBA, MHA

                      This community cancer program develops tools that give voice to patients and
                      empower staff to consistently improve the overall patient experience.

      Track II        Financial Counseling in Radiation Oncology
                      Ron DiGiaimo, MBA, BSHA, FACHE
                      Revenue Cycle, Inc.
                      Chair: Fran Becker, LCSW

                      An examination of the need, the responsibilities, the “mechanics,” and the return
                      on investment for the financial counselor in radiation oncology.

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm    Annual Clinical Research Award Presentation and Luncheon

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm     Concurrent Sessions

      Track I         A Unique Screening Outreach Program: ConvenientCare Mammography
                      Jamie Harness, BA
                      Frances M. Feehan, MBA
                      OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, Grant Cancer Care
                      Chair: Luana R. Lamkin, RN, MPH

                      By working closely with area employers, this innovative program was able to
                      provide women who work in the downtown community the opportunity to have
                      their screening mammogram over the lunch hour. Women are transported by
                      shuttle to the Breast Health Center from their place of employment. This novel
                      outreach approach alleviates the hassle of driving within a congested city and
                      offers front-door service to patients who come for a mammogram.

      Track II        Triple Play: The Story of One Practice and Three Hospitals
                      Michael Borton
                      UVA Health System
                      Teri Guidi, MBA, FAAMA
                      Oncology Management Consulting Group
                      Chair: Elaine L. Towle, CMPE

                      New models for physician/hospital integration continue to emerge. Learn how
                      one oncology practice developed three distinct relationships—one with an
                      academic partner—with three different institutions. Understand how politics,
                      control, finances, operations, and regulatory issues influenced the approaches
                      and outcomes.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm   Concurrent Sessions

      Track I       How to Develop a Breast Cancer Program Across a Large Health System
                    Daniel Dunn, MD
                    Kathy Mount, RN, MBA, MHA
                    Jill Trei, MPH
                    Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® – Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Virginia Piper
                    Cancer Institute® – Unity Hospital, Mercy Hospital Cancer Program, and United
                    Hospital Cancer Program, all part of Allina Health

                    Learn how to guide your Breast Program Committee and drive the vision of a
                    breast cancer clinical program that focuses on patient experience, quality of
                    care, physician engagement, performance improvement, and cost efficiencies.

      Track II      ACCC Educational Program
                    Prostate Cancer Programs: Developing Tools and Measuring Effectiveness
                    in the Community Setting – Project Outcomes
                    Susan M. Myers, MA, MPH
                    Vijai Jaitley, MPH, MCHES
                    Health Equity Associates, LLC
                    Dorothy Carvalho RN, OCN
                    Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center
                    Carol J. Bush, RN

                    Few outcome measures and tools have been developed and tested in the
                    treatment of patients with advanced prostate cancer. Learn how the data from
                    this project and the practices from other participating member sites can help
                    improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.

3:30 pm – 4:30pm    Concurrent Sessions

      Track I       ICD-10-CM: Oncology Implementation Planning
                    Cindy C. Parman, CPC, CPC-H, PCS, FCS, RCC
                    Coding Strategies, Inc.

                    Although implementation of the ICD-10-CM has been pushed to 2014, oncology
                    programs still need to develop a plan that includes a systems inventory, impact
                    analysis, communication plan, contract review, education and training, and
                    analysis of business processes. The time to prepare is now!

      Track II      Community Health Needs Assessment
                    D. Wesley Smith, MD, FACS
                    Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation
                    Chair: John R. Russell, MD

                    The Affordable Care Act requires private, nonprofit hospitals to perform Community
                    Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) and adopt a strategy to address the needs
                    identified. Learn about evidence-based interventions and re-measurements to help
                    you prepare for your next CHNA.
Saturday, October 6, 2012

7:00 am – 12:30 pm          Registration

7:00 am – 8:00 am           Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:15 am           ACCC Legislative and Regulatory Update
                            Sydney Abbott, JD
                            Matthew Farber, MA
                            Association of Community Cancer Centers

                            Hear the latest updates on healthcare reform, the proposed 2013 Hospital
                            Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) Rule, and the proposed 2013
                            Physician Fee Schedule Rule. Plus, we’ll explore new developments in state-
                            based exchanges under the Affordable Care Act and activities by state
                            legislatures on oral parity, coverage of clinical trials, and Medicaid.

9:15 am – 10:15 am          How to Make Your Cancer Program Sustainable and Viable in the New
                            Joseph M. Spallina, FAAMA, FACHE
                            Arvina Group, LLC
                            Chair: John R. Russell, MD

                            The pace of new insurance product development continues to outpace the
                            ability of hospitals, cancer programs, and oncology practices to manage such
                            products profitably and effectively. Given this environmental turbulence, how
                            can cancer programs and oncology practices remain sustainable and viable?
                            Gain insight in ways to best strengthen your position in today’s fast-paced world
                            of consolidations and mergers, evolving insurance products, and changes to the
                            structure of the national healthcare system.

10:15 am – 10:30 am         Break

10:30 am – 12:30 pm         Hot Topics within Key Professional Organizations

                            American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
                            Zaven R. Norigian, Jr., PharmD, BCOP
                            Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

                            Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW)
                            Fran Becker, LCSW, OSW-C
                            Stamford Hospital, Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center

                            Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
                            Mary M. Gullatte, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN, FAAN
                            Oncology Nursing Society

                            Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

                            Leaders and representatives from these four organizations explore the issues
                            that matter most to their constituencies and the oncology team.
* Agenda subject to change.

          2012 ACCC Innovator Award recipient

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