Increasing Cancer Screening for Uninsured and Underinsured

May 3, 2022

Increasing Cancer Screening for Uninsured and Underinsured Patients

The South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) Practice Transformation team works with multiple partners to close the gap in health status and life expectancy between rural and urban communities in the Palmetto State. A main partner in this effort is the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Division of Cancer Prevention & Control's Best Chance Network, SC’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detention Program. The program provides breast and cervical cancer screening at no cost for women who live in the state and meet eligibility requirements. Covered services include breast exams, mammograms, Pap tests, pelvic exams, HPV tests, diagnostic testing and referrals to treatment. 

For 4 years, the team has partnered with DHEC’s Best Chance Network and other community partners to improve breast and cervical cancer screening rates throughout rural SC. Rural practices are engaged and supported in integrating evidence-based interventions that fit the needs of their patient population and the operational needs of the practice. Interventions include provider assessment and feedback, reducing structural barriers, eliminating out-of-pocket costs, improving patient education and patient/provider reminders. Improvement strategies include team-based care, EHR and quality data optimization, cultural change, reporting quality metrics and developing standard workflows, policies and procedures. Improvement strategies align with PCMH standards.

Practices can participate in monthly webinars, annual workshops, regional learning sessions and online learning modules. A number of practices report outcomes annually to demonstrate progress to the CDC. Practices are also provided with intensive practice facilitation through the SCORH Practice Transformation Team. Prior to COVID-19, practice transformation consultants had regular face-to-face meetings; since the onset of the pandemic, the team has shifted to virtual meetings and screen sharing to stay connected and provide ongoing support /facilitation and consultation.

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Target Audience

•    Community-based Organizations
•    Health Plans
•    Health Systems

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the core components of the Best Chance Network Program.
  • Identify the mechanisms of the partnership between a state health department and a Practice Transformation team within an Office of Rural Health.
  • Explain how clinical data can inform population-based care decision.
  • Recognize how creating community-based interventions that focus on prevention can improve outcomes.


 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 PCMH CCE
Course opens: 
11/23/2021
Course expires: 
03/31/2023
Event starts: 
05/03/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/03/2022 - 2:00pm EDT
Cost:
$99.00

Trenessa Jones, DSL
Best Chance Network Director
South Carolina Department of Health & Environment Control - Division of Cancer Prevention & Control

Lashandal Pettaway-Brown, MHA, MBA, PCMH CCE
Practice Transformation Consultant
The South Carolina Office of Rural Health

Lindsay Williams, RHIT, CCA, PCMH CCE
Practice Transformation Consultant
The South Carolina Office of Rural Health

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In support of improving patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide Interprofessional Continuing Education for the healthcare team. 

This educational activity is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 

This educational activity is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours.*

This live course grants 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) points for PCMH Certified Content Experts.  

* Please note – You must attend the entire program to be eligible for total number of contact hours.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 PCMH CCE

Price

Cost:
$99.00
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