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Key Takeaways from CoC Educational Summit
CoC Educational Summit

CHAMPS Oncology was among the attendees at the sold out CoC Educational Summit: 2020 A Glimpse Into the Future, that took place in Rosemont, IL Nov. 21 through Nov. 22. 

Once it was determined they would be discussing the new 2020 Standards, this meeting sold out quickly. But, if you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry. CHAMPS Oncology is ready to help cancer programs navigate these changes and will be hosting our first Annual Meeting: 2020 Cancer Program Insights, on January 29, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. If you can't attend in person a downloadable version and CEs will be available for purchase. For more information and to register, click here.

In the meantime, we’ve decided to devote a special blog post to the content covered at the summit. Here are some key highlights and announcements that came from the meeting:

Introduction of New Terminology

  • SAR (Survey Application Record)/PAR (Program Activity Record) will now be known as the PQR (Pre-Review Questionnaire).
  • Survey will now be known as a Site Visit.
  • Surveyor will now be known as a Site Visit Reviewer.

CLP Role Change

  • This role is changing to a more prominent one. Though they are reducing the now required four reports every year to two reports every year, they are expanding the responsibilities of the CLP to include quality improvement studies and service as an alternate to the committee chairman.

Standard 1.1

  • Two of the presentations addressed what it means to be CoC accredited and the value it provides, which are questions often asked by hospital administrators, especially when it comes to budget approval. The new Standard 1.1 addresses this and defines what it means to have an administrative commitment from each facility (recommended one time/survey cycle).

Standard 2.1

  • Cancer committee is looking to see that your program has appointed the required members at the first meeting of the calendar year at least once during the accreditation cycle. Note: a palliative care professional and genetics professional are recommended but not required. The CLP serves as the cancer committee chair’s alternate and can represent one of the required physician specialties and/or the Quality Improvement Coordinator. A CTR can only serve as the Cancer Conference Coordinator &/or the Cancer Registry Quality Coordinator. One individual may serve in a maximum of two coordinator roles. The Survivorship Program Coordinator is a new role while the Community Outreach Coordinator role was eliminated.

Standard 2.5

  • They added a requirement to the Standard 2.5-Multidisciplinary Cancer Case Conference, to discuss options/availability for genetic testing and supportive care services (where applicable).

Did you attend the CoC Educational Summit? What were your key takeaways? Check back soon for part two of this series discussing key highlights and announcements.

Interested in learning how CHAMPS Oncology can help your cancer program navigate recent industry changes? Contact us.


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Amanda Harvey-McKee, BA, CTR

Amanda Harvey McKee

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