The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is seeking a dynamic leader for its emerging Department of Cancer Care Delivery & Health Policy. ACCC is a powerful community comprising more than 25,000 multidisciplinary practitioners and 2,100 cancer programs and practices nationwide. The critical vision for this ACCC department is to advocate and innovate in support of a sustainable cancer care ecosystem that delivers care that is high quality and affordable to patients across the country.
Together with an engaged volunteer leadership and committed professional staff, the Department of Cancer Care Delivery & Health Policy will work to:
1) Improve cancer care delivery in all settings with emphasis on rural, urban, and under-resourced cancer programs. To this end, the Senior Director will build on existing ACCC provider resources by identifying unmet needs and developing innovative strategies and tools to support membership in an evolving healthcare environment.
2) Support the oncology workforce so that all professionals involved in caring for patients with cancer maximize their contribution to care delivery. In collaboration with ACCC’s strong provider network, the Department will advocate to ensure an adequate cancer care workforce in all regions of the country, engaging other clinical disciplines and patient stakeholders in this effort.
3) Transform reimbursement for cancer care delivery so that the needs of patients and professionals are met. In a transitioning healthcare environment, this will require input on and cultivation of innovative payment models that ensure access to care is preserved, while also working to retain adequate coverage and payment under the current reimbursement system.