Keeping Current With Commission on Cancer (CoC) Standards
Have you been keeping current with the most recent Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards? If not, here’s your chance. We can help you navigate 2020 CoC standards updates through our new online education session. Now you can affordably earn 4 CEs from the National Cancer Registrars Association while staying current in your field.
We’ve recently launched a low-cost online education session called “2020 Cancer Program Insights - Optimal Resources for Cancer Care” based on the new Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards. Certified tumor registrars across the country are now able to earn continuing education credits through our online session led by CHAMPS Oncology’s team of cancer registry professionals.
I had a chance to talk to some of our CHAMPS Oncology team members who have attended our session.
“I whole-heartedly believe attending CHAMPS Oncology’s Educational Session was extremely beneficial since this field is constantly evolving and requirements are always changing,” said Juliann Sutton, BA, MLT (ASCP)cm, CTR and CHAMPS Oncology Cancer Information Specialist. “CHAMPS Oncology is staying on top of these changes and is keeping their customers and CTRs informed and ready to focus on better data to save lives.”
Juliann also added that training provided CoC information, templates, operational standards and the 2020 survey results that were “indispensable” to her.
I also spoke with Karen Mordarski, RHIT, CTR regarding what she learned during the “Patient Care: Expectations and Protocols” (Standards 5.3 to 5.8) module.
“When I attended the session, I found it very interesting that the CoC wants to standardize the operative reporting language for breast, melanoma, colon, rectum and lung where specific lymph node documentation, which is crucial for reporting of optimal patient standard of care, but also for CTRs to correctly code,” said Karen. “Regarding breast cancer, this dovetails into the NAPBC standards on SLN reporting. If you look at it, these sites are primary in the following accreditations: NAPBC, NAPRC and overall CoC.”
Additionally, Karen shared that the primary message from the CoC is that, with standardized operative reports, CTRs will have consistency in concise SLN coding. “In my opinion, it seems like CTRs are still struggling in some of these areas. The session helped to clear things up for me,” she said.
The session is now available to purchase for the low, introductory price of $50. Click here to purchase and attend the online education session.
Interested in learning how CHAMPS Oncology can help your cancer program navigate recent CoC standards updates?Contact us.
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.
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Make sure you're continuing with your cancer screenings during the #COVID19 pandemic — That's the message CHAMPS Oncology vice president Karen Schmidt has for everyone during these uncertain times. Watch her video message acknowledging September's cancer awareness months.