Eastern U.S.

NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center Consulting Services


EASTERN REGION: ECG has collaborated over the past 22 years with an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in successful completion of their objectives. ECG consulting services included: • ECG was embedded in an external consulting team engagement. The external firm was retained to address clinical operations for all services at the Academic Medical Center and required ORC’s provision of in depth expertise in oncology operations. • ECG was charged with providing best practices in cancer center operations.  Provided organizational models supporting new cancer center development at a hospital acquired by the Health System. Models included private practice and faculty oncologist [...]

Revenue Cycle Analysis


EASTERN REGION: An academic medical center with a comprehensive cancer center, retained ECG to address billing, coding, documentation and revenue cycle issues.  The frontend and backend revenue cycle review included ambulatory chemotherapy and infusion area, and the associated oncology pharmacy.  Charge masters for all services were reviewed. ECG consulting services included: • Assessment of processes from time of patient registration, prior authorization and pre certification, check-in, diagnosis coding, charge capture pre- and post-interface to finance and collections were assessed. • Onsite audit correlating nursing documentation with encounter documentation, physician orders, and time based billing for services provided. • ECG [...]

Community Hospital Cancer Center Development


EASTERN REGION: A 277 bed community hospital requested an oncology program assessment to determine the feasibility of cancer center development, aligned with the oncologists practicing in the community. ECG consulting services included: • Cancer Center Facilities Planning. • Deliver 21st century cancer care in a healing environment. • Development of physician compensation. Project Outcomes • Community hospital with two campus locations acquires and employs five member medical oncology practice. • Hospital and oncologists developed a comprehensive community cancer program with cancer site specific multidisciplinary consultation and treatment planning. • Medical oncologists relocated to an interim office space on the [...]

Strategic Planning & Cancer Center Development for Community Hospital


EASTERN REGION: Collaborating with leadership and medical staff of a 164 bed community hospital in the Mid-Atlantic region, ECG developed a strategic plan for development of an oncology service line with the goal of multidisciplinary cancer center development. ECG consulting services included: • Oncology program assessment. • Oncology strategic plan development. • Cancer center market, programmatic and financial feasibility requirements. • Plan presentation to the hospital board of trustees. • Cancer center space planning. • Operational plan development with ongoing monthly support for the cancer center administrative director concurrent with cancer center facility planning, construction and operational start-up. Outcome: [...]

Joint Ventured Cancer Center Development


EASTERN REGION: A community hospital, an academic medical center and a for profit radiation therapy practice requested assistance in identifying models for joint cancer center development at the community hospital. ECG facilitated meetings between the parties, provided models for collaboration, projected patient volumes, developed financial proformas and collaborated with local architects in determining facility space requirements. ECG consulting services included: • ECG facilitated discussions focused on joint-ventured cancer center development for a community hospital, an academic partner and a for-profit radiation therapy partner. • Working collaboratively with the parties, ORC developed detailed market, financial, staffing and space plan projections [...]

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