Breast & Cervical Cancer CME Series

In the spring of 2022, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians offered members and their practice teams the opportunity to participate in three free webinars to learn more about breast and cervical cancer and the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP).

Each archived webinar has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 enduring continuing medical education (CME) credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

ODH’s BCCP can assist qualified patients in Ohio in obtaining no-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic testing. In addition, the BCCP’s Patient Navigation Program helps guide women through the healthcare system, find providers and community resources, and answer questions about scheduling appointments, using insurance, and more, regardless of eligibility. To make these services available, the BCCP partners with approximately 500 medical, clinical, and laboratory providers in Ohio.


Breast and Cervical Cancer Guidelines for Screening and Survivorship – What They Mean for Your Patients

March 29, 2022  |  Speaker: Kellie Rath, MD | Presentation  | Evaluation

Learning objectives:
  • Determine appropriate breast and cervical screening guidelines to apply to a patient
  • Counsel a patient about breast and cervical cancer screening options and intervals
  • Establish a survivorship plan for a patient who has had breast or cervical cancer
  • Manage ongoing screening for breast and cervical cancer survivors.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in Marginalized Populations

April 6, 2022  |  Speaker: Heidi Gullett, MD, MPH  |  Presentation | Evaluation

Learning objectives:
  • Describe barriers that certain populations face in getting cancer screening
  • Determine what community resources can address the barriers patients face in getting appropriate screening
  • Cite evidence for screening recommendations for various special populations
  • Formulate a plan to address a patient’s concerns about screening recommendations.

Improving Care for Your Patients and Getting Credit for Your Work

Tuesday, April 12, 2022  |  Speakers & Presentations: Kellie Rath, MD; Kaitlin McGuffie; and Dawn Ingles  | Evaluation

Learning objectives:
  • Identify resources that are available in their community that can help meet patient needs around cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship
  • Connect patients with community resources that can improve cancer screening rates
  • Design practice changes that can improve cancer screening rates
  • Create a performance improvement project that can utilize the American Board of Family Medicine’s Self-Directed Performance Improvement pathway for certification points and continuing medical education credits.
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CME Accreditation

These activities have been reviewed and approved for up to 3 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits (one credit per webinar). Term of approval is from Wednesday, June 1, 2022, to Thursday, June 1, 2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To receive CME credit after completing each webinar, please complete the corresponding evaluation linked above, report your credit to the AAFP, and print the CME certificate for your records.

Questions

For more information about BCCP, please call 1.844.430.2227 and select the corresponding option for your region. 

For additional webinar information, please contact Director Education Erin Jech or call 800.742.7327. 


About BCCP

Patient Eligibility
The Ohio Department of Health’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP) is a limited screening and diagnostic program that provides services to eligible women in Ohio. 

Cervical Cancer Screening & Diagnostic Services
  • Age 21 years and older
  • Income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
  • Uninsured or underinsured (effective November 4, 2019)
  • Ohio resident.
Breast Cancer Screening & Diagnostic Services
  • Age 21 – 39 years with a physician reporting abnormality or other factors
  • Age 40 years and older
  • Income at or below 300% of the FPL
  • Uninsured or underinsured (effective November 2019)
  • Ohio resident.

Regional Enrollment Agencies
Ohio’s BCCP operates across the state with four enrollment agencies. These agencies cover multiple counties and enroll women in both patient navigation and direct services. These agencies cover multiple counties and enroll women in both patient navigation and direct services. To reach your enrollment agency call 1.844.430.BCCP (2227) and select your region or select option 6 if you are unsure of what region you may belong in.

The regional staff will determine if a woman is eligible for no-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services.  If a woman is eligible, regional staff will schedule services for the patient at a contracted provider and provide case management to clients with abnormal results. The BCCP is committed to serving Ohio women in a convenient, accessible, respectful, and culturally competent manner.  

Physicians & Practice Teams as BCCP Providers
Approximately 500 medical, clinical, and laboratory providers have signed agreements with ODH to provide breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to BCCP clients. BCCP’s five Regional Enrollment Agencies work with medical providers in their respective geographic areas to provide services to BCCP direct service clients.

BCCP direct services include mammograms, Pap tests, office visits, clinical breast exams, colposcopy, breast ultrasound, biopsy, and other diagnostic procedures. The CDC determines eligible Current Procedural Terminology codes for BCCP. In general, providers are reimbursed at Medicare Part B rates. Allowable codes and rates are updated annually. Services are reimbursed by a third party administrator.

In order for a provider to be reimbursed for services to a BCCP client, the provider must have a signed agreement with ODH and submit a Provider Agreement packet. The term of the current BCCP provider agreement is November 1, 2019, through June 30, 2026. A provider can enter into an agreement at any time between November 1, 2019, through June 30, 2026.


Breast & Cervical Cancer Resources

Ohio Department of Health
American Cancer Society
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
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