In January, I posted about the Commission on Cancer’s new edition of their requirements for Commission on Cancer accreditation. My post focused on the changes in the new edition and highlighted standards that cancer committee members should review closely.
In addition to the clarification and enhancements outlined in my January post, specifications for pediatric cancer programs are detailed in the updated standards manual. Highlights include:
Standard 1.5 (Cancer Program Goals) Pediatric cancer programs may choose to select only one goal (either clinical or programmatic) each calendar year.
Standards 4.1 (Cancer Prevention Programs) and 4.2 (Screening Programs) Pediatric cancer program facilities are now required to conduct one prevention program and one screening program over the course of the three-year accreditation cycle. The community outreach activities should be focused on pediatric or adolescent-related cancer prevention and screening initiatives.
Standard 4.7 (Studies of Quality) Two studies are required over the three-year accreditation cycle for pediatric cancer programs.
Standard 5.3 (Follow-Up of All Patients) A 60 percent follow-up rate is now acceptable for all eligible analytic cases.
The following standards are exempt for pediatric cancer programs:
Standard 2.1 (CAP Protocols)
Standard 4.4 (Accountability Measures)
Standard 4.5 (Quality Improvement Measures)
Standard 4.6 (Monitoring Compliance with Evidence-Based Guidelines)
Standard 5.2 (RQRS Participation)
How does your pediatric cancer program monitor compliance with these standards?
Partner with CHAMPS to Meet Commission on Cancer Standards.
CHAMPS Oncology will attend, exhibit and present at the National Cancer Registrar Association's (NCRA) 46th Annual Educational Conference that is taking place virtually Monday, Sept. 21 through Wednesday, Sept. 23.
CHAMPS Oncology Regional Manager Amanda Harvey-McKee, BA, CTR, will be presenting during the Registry Management Symposium portion of the conference. Her presentation, Transform Your Cancer Program with the Data You Collect, will take place during the conference. Check back for more details on her presentation as the conference date approaches!
Visit our booth to learn about our cancer registry careers and see if you have what it takes to join our team!
Learn more about the NCRA 46th Annual Educational Conference by visiting their website.
Where: ONLINE - VIRTUAL FORMAT
When: Sep 21, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit
CHAMPS Oncology will attend and exhibit at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 45th Annual Meeting and Cancer Center Business Summit.
Follow the hashtag #AMCCBS to stay connected or visit their website here.
Where: Washington Hilton, DC
When: Mar 4, 2020 -
CHAMPS Oncology Annual Meeting: 2020 Cancer Program Insights
CHAMPS Oncology's Annual Meeting: 2020 Cancer Program Insights will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register now to attend our free, in-person meeting.
What are the objectives?
Review NEW CoC Standards.
Receive NEW Compliance at a Glance Tool.
Ensure you're prepared for your first quarter cancer committee.
Who should attend?
Certified Tumor Registrars (CTRs)
Cancer Service Line Leaders
Cancer Committee Members
Follow #CHAMPSAnnualMeeting to stay connected.
Can't attend in person? Downloadable version and CEs will be available for purchase.
Interested in joining the CHAMPS Oncology team and learning about our rich history? Watch this video detailing our team's 40+ years of cancer registry experience and then apply here:https://bit.ly/3jiXfXF
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