“Strategies for Designing a System for Survivorship Care” Webinar
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) is pleased to present a webinar titled, “Strategies for Designing a System for Survivorship Care” as part of our Cancer Policy Advocate Training (CPAT) program. The CPAT program consists of three webinars and an in-person policy training scheduled for June 25-26, 2015 in Washington, DC.
The second webinar in the cancer survivorship series focuses on the design of a health care system to deliver quality survivorship care. The program reviews a number of issues, including where survivors should receive survivorship care, how they can manage transitions in care, and whether clinical practice guidelines can help them with managing their care. In addition, we will also discuss insurance coverage of survivorship care.
Furthermore, the Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act is also discussed. The PACT Act will ensure that every Medicare-eligible cancer patient has access to cancer care planning and coordination to improve patient health and reduce inefficiencies in the system. NCCS has championed this legislation for ten years and we are working with members of Congress to introduce the PACT Act in the coming weeks.
Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH, Co-Director of the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education at the University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center is the featured presenter.