“A cancer diagnosis is a stressful and life altering event. Financial advocates can help by playing a key role in alleviating the added financial stress of a cancer diagnosis. ACCC’s Financial Advocacy Boot Camp training will help these professionals keep up with the ever-changing landscape and tools to best help the patients they work with,” said Mark S. Soberman, MD, MBA, FACS, ACCC President and Medical Director, Oncology Service Line and Chief Physician Executive, Monocacy Health Partners at Frederick Regional Health System.
Developed by expert, experienced oncology financial advocates, this comprehensive online program covers five domain areas:
Steven Ackerman, Patient Support Coordinator, Kadlec Clinic Hematology & Oncology in Kennewick, WA, recently completed the program. “I feel the Financial Advocacy Boot Camp is the most comprehensive and useful training method for both new and seasoned financial advocates. It is a crucial tool in the new field of financial advocacy and the ever-changing healthcare system.”
“As a newcomer to oncology, financial navigation can feel like a daunting task. I was relieved to find this Boot Camp! Now, I am more confident that I can help my patients make informed choices to ease their financial stress,” said Joanita Miranda, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.
About the Financial Advocacy Boot Camp
The Financial Advocacy Boot Camp is designed for financial advocates, nurses, nurse and patient navigators, social workers, pharmacists, pharmacy techs, medical coders, administrative staff, cancer program administrators, and other healthcare professionals involved in financial advocacy for patients with cancer.
The Financial Advocacy Boot Camp is the newest resource from the ACCC Financial Advocacy Network. Established in 2012, the Financial Advocacy Network provides needed resources to help expand the skills and knowledge base of oncology care team members who deal directly with patients on complex financial issues surrounding their cancer diagnosis and treatment.