Health Policy

Panel 17 - (INTERACTIVE) The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Cancer Care for Underserved Communities: The Good, The Bad, and the Unknown.

10/24/2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Room 214 A/B

Session Type: Panel
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.50 CAMPEP Credits
1.50 MDCB Credits

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has several cancer-related provisions which affect access to care for underserved communities. The goal of the session is to understand the role of insurance coverage in cancer treatment and outcomes, particularly for high-risk, vulnerable patient groups. Given the current political landscape, radiation oncologists should be familiar with ACA provisions and know how proposed changes will affect the radiation oncology community and our patients. Upon completion of this session, participants will have a better understanding of the role of health policy in addressing cancer disparities and how to get involved in policy decision-making.

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Presentations:

Michael Steinberg, MD, FASTRO

Disclosure:
Compensation
Viewray: Travel Expenses

Biography:
Dr. Steinberg is Professor and the Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He publishes and speaks on issues related to health policy including quality of care, patient safety, evidence based validation of emerging technology, healthcare economics, disparity and value in healthcare. Dr. Steinberg currently serves as Director of Clinical Affairs for the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA. He served as the PI for National Cancer Institute Cancer Disparity Research grants and as a health services researcher and manuscript author at the RAND Corporation.

Dr. Steinberg has been influential on a national level in providing input regarding health policy and economic issues on behalf of patients and his specialty through his various leadership roles. He is the founding Chair of the Health Policy Council of American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and from 2010 to 2014 he was ASTRO’s President and Chairman of the Board. In 2017, he received the ASTRO Gold Medal. Dr. Steinberg served for 8 years as the radiation oncology representative to the American Medical Association's CPT Editorial Panel and two terms on the CMS Medicare Evidence and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC). He is currently a member of the California Technical Assessment Forum, a public technology and drug assessment organization.

From 2010 to 2014 Dr. Steinberg served as Chair of the Electronic Health Record Oversight Board, which strategically directed the implementation of the UCLA Health System’s electronic health record initiative, Care Connect. He now Chairs the IT Steering Committee for UCLA Health Sciences. In 2012, Dr. Steinberg was appointed Chair of the Clinical Chairs in the David Geffen School of Medicine. He also currently serves on the Vice Chancellor’s Health Executive Committee.

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Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Disclosure:
Employment
Wake Forest Baptist Health: Radiation Oncologist: Employee

Leadership
American Society of Clinical Oncology: Chair, Health Disparities Committee

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