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The Importance of the ACCC's Focus on Compensation With Ali McBride as President

Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCOP
Published Online:3:00 PM, Mon November 18, 2019

Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCOP, president, Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), and clinical coordinator, Hematology/Oncology, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, discussed during the recent National Oncology Conference his goals for ACCC while serving as president, which include focusing on education, innovation, and compensation.
Compensation is often not measured across the continuum of care, which makes it an important focus in the ACCC. In cancer care today, alternative payment models and oncology care models are popular themes, and the common denominator is the understanding of which people play a role in patient care within cancer centers. The care team can include physicians, nutritionists, pharmacists, nurse navigators, triage nurses, and advanced practitioners. Together, these clinicians create an environment of collaborative care in which there are multiple point persons.
Having a clear picture of which people are involved in care is important for both the patient and care team because these are the individuals monitoring the patient’s treatment and ultimately driving the future of oncology care models.
As new payment models and oncology care models are developed, there will be a wider understanding of how cancer centers will receive reimbursement for treatment.
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