Free eLearning Program from the ACCC Financial Advocacy Network (FAN)
Stand Out as a Financial Advocacy Expert!
Whether you are an experienced financial advocate or new to the field, there is no better time to shape up your skills.
The Financial Advocacy Boot Camp is a dynamic online curriculum for you to help cancer patients navigate the complex and fragmented healthcare system to pay for their treatment. Work at your own pace to acquire the key knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the increasingly essential field of oncology financial advocacy. With ongoing changes in healthcare coverage and reimbursement, education and resources to keep up are critical.
This comprehensive online program covers five domain areas with a total of 14 learning modules. The interactive modules are easy to navigate and contain helpful features to support your learning, including quick quiz questions and supplemental resources. Topics include:
Financial Advocacy Fundamentals
Two introductory modules review the basics of financial advocacy and provide an overview of health insurance coverage. Learn how financial advocacy services can be provided in community cancer programs. Gain a fundamental understanding of public and private health insurance coverage options available for cancer patients.
Two modules provide practical tips on how financial advocates can improve communication with members of the clinical team, engage patients about financial concerns, and screen patients for financial toxicity. Learn about different communication methods, the importance of health literacy, and screening tools that can be implemented in community settings.
Improving Insurance Coverage
A series of modules focus on Medicaid, Medicare, other public health insurance options, and practical strategies that can help reduce patients’ out-of-pocket burden. Learn how cancer patients may be able to gain better health insurance coverage or tap into resources to reduce financial toxicity.
Maximizing External Assistance
Two modules describe various external assistance programs and other sources of financial assistance available for patients who have public health insurance, private insurance, or no insurance. Learn which programs are based on financial need and other eligibility criteria.
Developing and Improving Financial Advocacy Programs and Services
Several modules address how cancer programs can track cost savings for patients and for the cancer provider or facility. Learn how to apply different tracking methods and reporting tools to evaluate your financial advocacy program and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
Who Should Enroll?
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 providers involved in financial advocacy for patients with cancer.
Whether you are a seasoned professional who works full time in financial advocacy, new to the field, or assisting patients and their families as part of your job, Financial Advocacy Boot Camp is for you.
Complete the modules and you will:
- Understand how cancer programs deliver financial advocacy services
- Be familiar with key health insurance terms and definitions to guide cancer patients through the health insurance maze
- Improve skills to engage cancer patients in conversations about financial responsibility and financial toxicity
- Gain strategies to help patients choose the best health plan for their circumstances
- Enhance your ability to effectively guide patients through the process of applying for patient assistance programs
- Be able to evaluate your program’s financial advocacy services and develop plans for continuous quality improvement.