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Heather Fisher, BA, CTR,
Client Services Manager, CHAMPS Oncology

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March 26, 2018 (Cleveland, OH)

CHAMPS Oncology Presents on CoC Guidelines at CalvertHealth

CoC GuidelinesCHAMPS Oncology was invited to present on the CoC guidelines during CalvertHealth’s strategic direction planning retreat on Friday, March 2. The CHAMPS Oncology team including Vice President Toni Hare, RHIT, CTR, and Director of Data Quality Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR, led the presentation along with Client Services Manager Dawn Grabowksi, BBA, CTR, and Cancer Information Specialist Brianna McKenzie, RHIT, CTR.

During the CalvertHealth presentation, cancer program consultants Hare and Gyerman provided guidance on the interpretation of CoC standards and focused on the importance of documentation to ensure compliance. More than 35 individuals were in attendance from CalvertHealth including board trustees, hospital administration and cancer care team representatives. CHAMPS also provided attendees with templates for CoC compliance goals, outreach summary reports and quality studies.

After the hour-long presentation, attendees were broken up into six work groups to discuss the CoC guidelines:

  • Marketing & Outreach
  • Patient Support Services
  • Quality Improvement
  • Data Quality & Documentation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Planning

“Our goals for this presentation were to demonstrate the value and importance of the cancer program standards, explain the role and responsibilities of the coordinators, and familiarize the group with the documentation requirements,” said Gyerman. “Our sample questions really helped us brainstorm critical aspects of our partnership. We’re looking forward to continuing our work with CalvertHealth.”

To learn how CHAMPS Oncology can assist your cancer program with CoC guidelines, contact us.