ASCO, ACS Team Up for Oncology Patient Navigation Webinar

First webinar in series set for May 23
May 17, 2024

Interested in adding oncology patient navigation services to your practice or health system?

Then join the American Cancer Society (ACS) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) at 10:00 AM (ET) on Thursday, May 23, for Oncology Navigation: Elevating Care Quality and the Patient Experience. This free, interactive webinar will explain how recent changes to the 2024 CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule have opened the door for payment of patient navigation services. The online event breaks down the world of patient navigation with leading experts in a one-hour session packed with insights, strategies, and Q&A. The webinar is part of a series of webinars ACS and ASCO will be presenting on navigation.

The first webinar's expert panel features:

  • Shanthi Sivendran, MD, MSCR, MBA, senior vice president, ACS Cancer Care Support. 
  • Anabella Aspiras, RN, assistant director, White House Cancer Moonshot Engagement. 
  • Leah Owens, DNP, RN, BMTCN, OCN, executive director, Care Transformation and Innovation, Tennessee Oncology. 
  • Lalan Wilfong, MD, senior vice president, Payer and Care Transformation, US Oncology Network.

The webinar series will address:

  • How navigation services can enhance quality of care and the patient experience.
  • The role of navigation in ASCO Certified, a patient-centered cancer care certification program, and alternative payment models.
  • Tips for maximizing workforce to provide navigation services in community oncology. 
  • How navigation can support clinical trial enrollment. 
  • How to use electronic health records and other technology to promote navigation services. 

The first webinar will take place at 10:00 AM (ET)​ on May 23 and is free for all participants. To register, visit the American Cancer Society Leadership in Oncology Navigation (ACS LION™) portal.

For more information about ACS LION, visit the website.