The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
Commission on Cancer has been involved in the definition and recognition of quality cancer care for over 80 years. This organization is governed by representatives from 52 professional cancer care advocacy organizations. They have been a leader in the development and implementation of quality metrics for patient centered cancer care. To learn more on the standards for the Commission on Cancer OMH Accreditation program click here.
The CoC OMH Accreditation program was developed by cancer care stakeholders for cancer care stakeholders. The program emphasizes processes and measures that promote high quality in the following domains:
- Patient Engagement
- Expanded Access
- Evidenced Based Care
- Comprehensive Team Based Care
- Continuous Quality Improvement
To learn more visit - FACS.org
See the inventory of OMH tools and resources that have been identified to assist with the promotion and recognition of quality cancer care under the domains listed to the left.
Some of the Oncology Medical Home practices that were recently accredited by the Commission on Cancer have donated their policy and procedure templates to assist other practices that may be interested in accreditation. These templates may be found here. (Note to Glacial – hyperlink to Excel file. The Excel file includes hyperlinks to the Word files.)
Your OMH support teams do not support or guarantee these policies for your own accreditation. However, they may help get started with own library of policies.
|Education of OMH to each patient||103||208|
|New patient education||103|
|Timeliness of patient and family communications||102|
|Call backs - phone calls, urgent and non-urgent cases||102|
|Nurse education and competency||108||106|
|Triage system for new patients, urgent medical needs and same day appointments||114|
|Weekend and after hours care||112|
|GCSF, antiemetics, advanced imaging for strage I or II breat cancer||104|
|Documenting cancer staging and patient performance status.||Template not available|
|Introduction and enrollmemt of clinical trials||105|
|Communicating with exterenal care teams.||109|
|Ordering, tracking and communicating test results.||109|
|Appointment scheduling, tracking, and communication.||109|
|Ensuring follow through with testing, referrals, and future appointments with external teams||109|
|Process of sharing information with CoC accredited cancer programs||109|
|Psychosocial screening and interventions.||118|
|End of life care plan||103||109|
|Continuous quality improvement||121|
|Monitoring and improvement of one or more OMH performance measures.||121|