Benefits of Certification



Improve patient outcomes

  • Improve Patient Care: Help patients achieve Quality of Life through clinical interventions designed for the unique needs of each survivor
  • Enhance Survivor Functional Outcomes: Reduce physical and emotional disability with evidence-based clinical protocols
  • Lead Clinical Research: Perform studies in the area of oncology rehabilitation and prehabilitation


Align to institutional objectives, mission, and growth goals

  • Improve Access to Care: Drive growth by increasing community awareness and availability of reimbursable services
  • Improve Patient Satisfaction: Achieve higher scores on the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider and Systems survey and Press Ganey
  • Reduce Out-Migration: Provide services throughout the entire cancer care continuum to keep patients in network


Improve delivery of care with minimal disruption

  • Maximize Staff Competencies: Utilize current FTE resources and capacity
  • Provide Cost-Effective Continuing Education: Improve clinician knowledge and patient outcomes
  • Improve Patient Compliance: Drive cancer treatment pathway compliance


Generates strong ROI

  • Increase Patient Referrals: Reimbursable, self-sustaining service currently underutilized in most facilities
  • Drive Service-line Growth: Quarterly and annual financial reporting using STAR Program benchmark data
  • Prepare for Value-Based Care Models: Help decrease economic impact of cancer on survivors, their families, and the healthcare system


Meets the needs of cancer survivors across the care continuum

  • Differentiate Services: provide unique, patient-centric care and enhance physician relations
  • Achieve Accreditations: CoC, NAPBC, Joint Commission, CARF, ANCC Magnet Recognition Program
  • Educate the Community: Marketing tools and resources to support local and regional awareness initiatives