New Year, New Requirements for Commission on Cancer Accreditation
Last year, the Commission on Cancer released Cancer Program Standards: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care, a new edition of their requirements for Commission on Cancer accreditation. The standards went into effect Jan. 1, 2016 with the exception of two phase-in standards which will go into effect in 2017.
Cancer committee members should review these standards, as well as the Survey Application Record (SAR) to identify changes from previous years.
Several clarifications and enhancements have been made to the standards for Commission on Cancer accreditation. The following is a summary of some of the changes:
Standard 1.5 (Cancer Program Goals) Goals must be set at the beginning of each calendar year and evaluated at two subsequent meetings (mid-year and at the end of the same calendar year).
Standard 3.2 (Psychosocial Distress Screening) An annual psychosocial services summary must be presented to the cancer committee annually and should include information about the number of patients screened, the number of patients referred for distress resources and where the patients were referred.
Standard 3.3 (Survivorship Care Plan) Policies and procedures must document processes in place and should include: - Patient eligibility - Identification of appropriate mechanisms for generating survivorship care plans - Identification of appropriate individual for delivering the survivorship care plans - Method and timing of delivery of the survivorship care plans - Tracking and reporting the number of survivorship care plans provided to patients
In addition to these clarification and enhancements, specifications for pediatric cancer programs are detailed in the updated standards manual. Stay tuned for more on this in a future blog post from me. In the meantime, please use the space below to share how your program monitors compliance with the standards for Commission on Cancer accreditation…
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.
Kelly is what people would call a "boomerang employee" — someone who leaves a company and later returns to work for the company again. But, as she explains in this #OncologyOutlook blog, that isn't a bad thing and it actually helped her further appreciate everything CHAMPS Oncology has to offer: https://bit.ly/341yGbx
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.