What is the STAR Program?

The STAR Program® Improves Patient Satisfaction, Functional Outcomes and Access to High Quality Care

The STAR Program is a turnkey solution for hospitals, cancer centers, and other providers seeking to establish an interdisciplinary, evidence-based, reimbursable oncology rehabilitation service line to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction and access to high quality care.

The Four Pillars of the STAR Program:

  • Access to care — STAR Programs use resources and proven solutions to increase patient access to rehabilitative care for cancer survivors. STAR Program Clinical Consultants provide support with referral strategies, screening tools, reimbursement trackers, marketing materials, fundraising and awareness campaigns, philanthropy kits and more
  • Patient function — STAR Programs use standardized evaluation tools, evidence-based protocols, organizational templates and resources to track patient function before, during and after the rehabilitation process. Customizable survivor education guidebooks and supplements help educate survivors and track their recovery progress at home.
  • Patient satisfaction — STAR Programs use templates for patient satisfaction surveys, trackers and other proven solutions to measure feedback, identify opportunities and drive continuous performance improvement.
  • Clinician Education — STAR Program clinicians are trained through a series of evidence-based CEU-certified modules, in-services and expert-directed webinars. Certified STAR Programs have continuous access to educational opportunities and materials including partner education supplements, CEU modules, and self-directed in-service kits. Clinicians are encouraged to engage in best practice sharing during the annual STAR Program Connection Conference and through the STAR Program Connection Blog, and Online Forum.