The ACCC 47th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit (AMCCBS) took place virtually, March 1-5. The Cancer Center Business Summit was co-founded in 2007 by Foley & Lardner LLP and CCBD Group as an opportunity for members of the community oncology c-suite, providers, vendors, payors, and others involved in the business of oncology to share best practices, learn about newest technologies, trends, and legal and business updates in the industry, and to strategize to position themselves for success. In 2017, the Summit joined forces with the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), and the AMCCBS now serves as the prominent thought leadership forum and annual conference on matters of policy, business strategies, business models, hospital alignment, and best business practices in community oncology.
Through a combination of five-star panels and interactive drop-in sessions, attendees learned about key themes and trends in oncology today: telemedicine/telehealth, virtual care models and remote monitoring, including home therapy for chemo; cancer service line efficiency and revenue optimization; leveraging data; managing alternative payment models; employer-driven models and addressing disparities in cancer care; long-and short-term impacts of Covid-19 on oncology; clinical research; and current trends and the changing landscape in oncology transactions.
You can also review our additional AMCCBS focused blogs on “The 2021 ‘Level Set’ in the Sprint to Value-Based Care” and “The Next Wave in Oncology Transactions” by clicking the available links.
Kavita Patel, Fellow and Managing Director, Center for Health Policy, Brookings Institute, opened the summit by providing a forward-thinking view of what Federal health care policy could look like under the Administration. She explained that many health proposals on the Administration’s agenda will require congressional action, which will take time. Democrats lead the Senate with the slimmest of margins we have seen since the 1940’s, nonetheless, we can anticipate use of Executive Orders to effect a number of health policy changes. Some highlights of Dr. Patel’s talk included:
After a successful virtual conference, the ACCC 48th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit is planning to be held in person in Washington, D.C. in March 2022!