ACCC Annual Meeting

More Revenue, Less Waste: Tips for Optimizing Financial Performance

Neil Canavan

June 2012, Vol 3, No 4 - ACCC Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD—Belt tightening is the order of the day. To succeed, you are going to need a stern resolve, a sturdy belt, and a steady pull—not just by the bean counters in the back office, but by everyone: administrators, doctors, and mid-level employees alike. At the 2012 Association of Community Cancer Centers meeting, several presenters offered practical tips to help in the new climate of healthcare reform.

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Cost-Containment Efforts Top Trend in Community Cancer Centers

Neil Canavan

May 2012, Vol 3, No 3 - ACCC Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD—Results from the latest survey of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) membership suggest that although cancer centers have stepped up their efforts to introduce cost-reduction and revenue-enhancing initiatives, the rising tide of underinsured or uninsured patients with cancer is straining even the most optimistic of business plans.

The survey, Cancer Care Trends in Community Cancer Centers, has been conducted annually for the past 3 years. A total of 59 community cancer programs participated in this survey.

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Ready or Not, Value-Based Purchasing Is Coming Near You

Neil Canavan

May 2012, Vol 3, No 3 - ACCC Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD—It has been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. It is with this sensibility that Donald P. Howard of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began his presentation at the 2012 Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) meeting, detailing the current state of the hospital value-based purchasing (VBP) program.

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