Foundation Program Sites

Cancer Screening and Care

Read our Guidelines

(Adopted November 2020)

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair) Chief Executive Officer Pacific Medical Centers
Patricia Auerbach, MD, MBA, FACP Chief Medical Officer, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, Employer & Individual, Medicare & Retirement UnitedHealthcare
Elizabeth Broussard, MD Gastroenterology Pacific Medical Centers First Hill
Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS National Director of Gastroenterology VA Puget Sound
Casey Eastman, MPH Content Lead, Breast, Cervical, Colon Health Program Washington State Department of Health
Bev Green, MD, MPH Senior Investigator, Family Physician Kaiser Permanente Washington
Tracey Hugel, MSN, RN Senior Clinical Program Consultant Regence
John Inadomi, MD Gastroenterology University of Washington Medicine
Rachel Issaka, MD, MAS Assistant Member, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Research Division Fred Hutch
Hagen Kennecke, MD Medical Oncology Virginia Mason
Val Simianu, MD, MPH Colon and Rectal Surgeon Virginia Mason
Julie Stofel Patient and Family Advocate  
Tammy Wild, MPH, RDN, LD, NSCA-CPT State Health Systems Manager American Cancer Society

Read our Guidelines

(Adopted March 2016)

Quality and cost of cancer care vary greatly in experience, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. This leads to bad outcomes and high costs for patients and families. This workgroup met from May 2015 to March 2016 to make recommendations to improve patient outcomes and reduce unnecessary cost including following the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Choosing Wisely recommendations to not use advanced imaging in the staging of early breast and prostate cancer at low risk of spreading and that palliative care, aligned with individual patient goals and values, be offered alongside active anti-cancer care, as needed.

Supporting Materials:

Oncology Care Charter

Oncology Care Public Comments

Health Care Authority Letter Accepting Oncology Care Report

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Jennie Crews, MD Medical Director PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center
Bruce Cutter, MD Oncologist Medical Oncology Associates
Patricia Dawson, MD, PhD Director Swedish Cancer Institute
Keith Eaton, MD, PhD Medical Director, Quality, Safety and Value Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Janet Freeman-Daily Patient Advocate
Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA (Chair) President, MultiCare Connected Care MultiCare Health System
Gary Lyman, MD, MPH Co-Director Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Rick McGee, MD Oncologist Washington State Medical Oncology Society
John Rieke, MD, FACR Medical Director MultiCare Regional Cancer Center
Hugh Straley, MD Chair and Oncologist Bree Collaborative
Richard Whitten, MD Medical Director Noridian

Read our Guidelines

(Adopted November 2020)

Chemotherapy and radiation to treat cancer can cause a wide variety of side effects. Patients frequently seek treatment for these side effects through the emergency department, indicating opportunity for better addressing patient needs throughout their disease course. The workgroup met from January to November 2020 and the recommendations were adopted November 2020.

Read our Charter

Meeting Materials

Date Materials
January 7 Agenda January 7
Bree Intro Slides
Bree Process
Charter Roster Draft January 7
February 4 Agenda February 4
Minutes January 7
Charter Roster Draft
March 3 Agenda March 3
Minutes February 4 
Charter Roster Draft
Nurse Phone Support Slides
April 7 Agenda April 7
Minutes March 3
Draft Recommendations
May 5 Agenda May 5
Minutes April 7
Draft Recommendations
June 2 Agenda June 2
Minutes May 5
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Remote Symptom Practice Guides
July 7 Agenda July 7
Minutes June 2
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Call Anaylsis Template
Sample Template for Nursing Calls
August 4 Agenda August 4
Minutes July 7
Draft Recommendations
OCM-OP Core Measure Set
November 3 Agenda November 3
Minutes August 4
Draft Recommendations
Oncology Care Public Comments

 

Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Hugh Straley, MD (Chair) Chair Bree Collaborative
Sibel Blau, MD Oncologist Northwest Medical Specialties
Andra Davis, PhD, MN, BSN Assistant Professor, Vancouver Washington State University
Gurpreet Dhillon, MBA Director, Hospice, Palliative Care and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center Service Lines PeaceHealth
Stefanie Hafermann, DNP, BSN, RN, PHN Director of Program Development Regence
Blair Irwin, MD, MBA Oncologist Multicare Regional Cancer Center
Barb Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA Director of Oncology and Palliative Care Skagit Regional Health
Sasha Joseph, MD Medical Director of Medical Oncology Multicare
Laura Panattoni, PhD Staff Scientist Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Camille Puronen, MD Oncologist Kaiser Permanente Washington
Nancy Thompson, RN, MS, AOCNS Director, Quality & Clinical Practice Swedish Cancer Institute

 

Read our Guidelines

(Adopted November 2015)

Prostate cancer screening is variable and may expose men to increased risk of harm, increased cost, and lower quality of life. This workgroup met from February to November 2015 to recommends evidence-based best practice for prostate cancer specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer screening.

Supporting Materials

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
John Gore, MD, MS Urologist, clinician, surgeon, researcher University of Washington Medicine
Matt Handley, MD Associate Medical Director, Quality and Informatics Group Health Cooperative
Leah Hole-Marshall, JD Medical Administrator Department of Labor & Industries
Steve Lovell Retired Patient and Family Advisory Council
Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair) Chief Medical Officer Providence Accountable Care Organization
Bruce Montgomery, MD Clinical Director of Genitourinary Medical Oncology Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Eric Wall, MD, MPH Market Medical Director UnitedHealthcare
Shawn West, MD Family Physician Edmonds Family Medicine
Jonathan Wright, MD, MS, FACS Assistant professor of urology/affiliate researcher University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
 

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair) Chief Executive Officer Pacific Medical Centers
Patricia Auerbach, MD, MBA, FACP Chief Medical Officer, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, Employer & Individual, Medicare & Retirement UnitedHealthcare
Elizabeth Broussard, MD Gastroenterology Pacific Medical Centers First Hill
Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS National Director of Gastroenterology VA Puget Sound
Casey Eastman, MPH Content Lead, Breast, Cervical, Colon Health Program Washington State Department of Health
Bev Green, MD, MPH Senior Investigator, Family Physician Kaiser Permanente Washington
Tracey Hugel, MSN, RN Senior Clinical Program Consultant Regence
John Inadomi, MD Gastroenterology University of Washington Medicine
Rachel Issaka, MD, MAS Assistant Member, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Research Division Fred Hutch
Hagen Kennecke, MD Medical Oncology Virginia Mason
Val Simianu, MD, MPH Colon and Rectal Surgeon Virginia Mason
Julie Stofel Patient and Family Advocate  
Tammy Wild, MPH, RDN, LD, NSCA-CPT State Health Systems Manager American Cancer Society

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Read our Guidelines

(Adopted March 2016)

Quality and cost of cancer care vary greatly in experience, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. This leads to bad outcomes and high costs for patients and families. This workgroup met from May 2015 to March 2016 to make recommendations to improve patient outcomes and reduce unnecessary cost including following the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Choosing Wisely recommendations to not use advanced imaging in the staging of early breast and prostate cancer at low risk of spreading and that palliative care, aligned with individual patient goals and values, be offered alongside active anti-cancer care, as needed.

Supporting Materials:

Oncology Care Charter

Oncology Care Public Comments

Health Care Authority Letter Accepting Oncology Care Report

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Jennie Crews, MD Medical Director PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center
Bruce Cutter, MD Oncologist Medical Oncology Associates
Patricia Dawson, MD, PhD Director Swedish Cancer Institute
Keith Eaton, MD, PhD Medical Director, Quality, Safety and Value Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Janet Freeman-Daily Patient Advocate
Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA (Chair) President, MultiCare Connected Care MultiCare Health System
Gary Lyman, MD, MPH Co-Director Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Rick McGee, MD Oncologist Washington State Medical Oncology Society
John Rieke, MD, FACR Medical Director MultiCare Regional Cancer Center
Hugh Straley, MD Chair and Oncologist Bree Collaborative
Richard Whitten, MD Medical Director Noridian

Read our Guidelines

(Adopted November 2020)

Chemotherapy and radiation to treat cancer can cause a wide variety of side effects. Patients frequently seek treatment for these side effects through the emergency department, indicating opportunity for better addressing patient needs throughout their disease course. The workgroup met from January to November 2020 and the recommendations were adopted November 2020.

Read our Charter

Meeting Materials

Date Materials
January 7 Agenda January 7
Bree Intro Slides
Bree Process
Charter Roster Draft January 7
February 4 Agenda February 4
Minutes January 7
Charter Roster Draft
March 3 Agenda March 3
Minutes February 4 
Charter Roster Draft
Nurse Phone Support Slides
April 7 Agenda April 7
Minutes March 3
Draft Recommendations
May 5 Agenda May 5
Minutes April 7
Draft Recommendations
June 2 Agenda June 2
Minutes May 5
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Remote Symptom Practice Guides
July 7 Agenda July 7
Minutes June 2
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Call Anaylsis Template
Sample Template for Nursing Calls
August 4 Agenda August 4
Minutes July 7
Draft Recommendations
OCM-OP Core Measure Set
November 3 Agenda November 3
Minutes August 4
Draft Recommendations
Oncology Care Public Comments

 

Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Hugh Straley, MD (Chair) Chair Bree Collaborative
Sibel Blau, MD Oncologist Northwest Medical Specialties
Andra Davis, PhD, MN, BSN Assistant Professor, Vancouver Washington State University
Gurpreet Dhillon, MBA Director, Hospice, Palliative Care and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center Service Lines PeaceHealth
Stefanie Hafermann, DNP, BSN, RN, PHN Director of Program Development Regence
Blair Irwin, MD, MBA Oncologist Multicare Regional Cancer Center
Barb Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA Director of Oncology and Palliative Care Skagit Regional Health
Sasha Joseph, MD Medical Director of Medical Oncology Multicare
Laura Panattoni, PhD Staff Scientist Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Camille Puronen, MD Oncologist Kaiser Permanente Washington
Nancy Thompson, RN, MS, AOCNS Director, Quality & Clinical Practice Swedish Cancer Institute

 

Read our Guidelines

(Adopted November 2015)

Prostate cancer screening is variable and may expose men to increased risk of harm, increased cost, and lower quality of life. This workgroup met from February to November 2015 to recommends evidence-based best practice for prostate cancer specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer screening.

Supporting Materials

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
John Gore, MD, MS Urologist, clinician, surgeon, researcher University of Washington Medicine
Matt Handley, MD Associate Medical Director, Quality and Informatics Group Health Cooperative
Leah Hole-Marshall, JD Medical Administrator Department of Labor & Industries
Steve Lovell Retired Patient and Family Advisory Council
Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair) Chief Medical Officer Providence Accountable Care Organization
Bruce Montgomery, MD Clinical Director of Genitourinary Medical Oncology Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Eric Wall, MD, MPH Market Medical Director UnitedHealthcare
Shawn West, MD Family Physician Edmonds Family Medicine
Jonathan Wright, MD, MS, FACS Assistant professor of urology/affiliate researcher University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair) Chief Executive Officer Pacific Medical Centers
Patricia Auerbach, MD, MBA, FACP Chief Medical Officer, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, Employer & Individual, Medicare & Retirement UnitedHealthcare
Elizabeth Broussard, MD Gastroenterology Pacific Medical Centers First Hill
Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS National Director of Gastroenterology VA Puget Sound
Casey Eastman, MPH Content Lead, Breast, Cervical, Colon Health Program Washington State Department of Health
Bev Green, MD, MPH Senior Investigator, Family Physician Kaiser Permanente Washington
Tracey Hugel, MSN, RN Senior Clinical Program Consultant Regence
John Inadomi, MD Gastroenterology University of Washington Medicine
Rachel Issaka, MD, MAS Assistant Member, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Research Division Fred Hutch
Hagen Kennecke, MD Medical Oncology Virginia Mason
Val Simianu, MD, MPH Colon and Rectal Surgeon Virginia Mason
Julie Stofel Patient and Family Advocate  
Tammy Wild, MPH, RDN, LD, NSCA-CPT State Health Systems Manager American Cancer Society

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Read our Guidelines

(Adopted March 2016)

Quality and cost of cancer care vary greatly in experience, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. This leads to bad outcomes and high costs for patients and families. This workgroup met from May 2015 to March 2016 to make recommendations to improve patient outcomes and reduce unnecessary cost including following the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Choosing Wisely recommendations to not use advanced imaging in the staging of early breast and prostate cancer at low risk of spreading and that palliative care, aligned with individual patient goals and values, be offered alongside active anti-cancer care, as needed.

Supporting Materials:

Oncology Care Charter

Oncology Care Public Comments

Health Care Authority Letter Accepting Oncology Care Report

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Jennie Crews, MD Medical Director PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center
Bruce Cutter, MD Oncologist Medical Oncology Associates
Patricia Dawson, MD, PhD Director Swedish Cancer Institute
Keith Eaton, MD, PhD Medical Director, Quality, Safety and Value Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Janet Freeman-Daily Patient Advocate
Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA (Chair) President, MultiCare Connected Care MultiCare Health System
Gary Lyman, MD, MPH Co-Director Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Rick McGee, MD Oncologist Washington State Medical Oncology Society
John Rieke, MD, FACR Medical Director MultiCare Regional Cancer Center
Hugh Straley, MD Chair and Oncologist Bree Collaborative
Richard Whitten, MD Medical Director Noridian

Read our Guidelines

(Adopted November 2020)

Chemotherapy and radiation to treat cancer can cause a wide variety of side effects. Patients frequently seek treatment for these side effects through the emergency department, indicating opportunity for better addressing patient needs throughout their disease course. The workgroup met from January to November 2020 and the recommendations were adopted November 2020.

Read our Charter

Meeting Materials

Date Materials
January 7 Agenda January 7
Bree Intro Slides
Bree Process
Charter Roster Draft January 7
February 4 Agenda February 4
Minutes January 7
Charter Roster Draft
March 3 Agenda March 3
Minutes February 4 
Charter Roster Draft
Nurse Phone Support Slides
April 7 Agenda April 7
Minutes March 3
Draft Recommendations
May 5 Agenda May 5
Minutes April 7
Draft Recommendations
June 2 Agenda June 2
Minutes May 5
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Remote Symptom Practice Guides
July 7 Agenda July 7
Minutes June 2
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Call Anaylsis Template
Sample Template for Nursing Calls
August 4 Agenda August 4
Minutes July 7
Draft Recommendations
OCM-OP Core Measure Set
November 3 Agenda November 3
Minutes August 4
Draft Recommendations
Oncology Care Public Comments

 

Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Hugh Straley, MD (Chair) Chair Bree Collaborative
Sibel Blau, MD Oncologist Northwest Medical Specialties
Andra Davis, PhD, MN, BSN Assistant Professor, Vancouver Washington State University
Gurpreet Dhillon, MBA Director, Hospice, Palliative Care and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center Service Lines PeaceHealth
Stefanie Hafermann, DNP, BSN, RN, PHN Director of Program Development Regence
Blair Irwin, MD, MBA Oncologist Multicare Regional Cancer Center
Barb Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA Director of Oncology and Palliative Care Skagit Regional Health
Sasha Joseph, MD Medical Director of Medical Oncology Multicare
Laura Panattoni, PhD Staff Scientist Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Camille Puronen, MD Oncologist Kaiser Permanente Washington
Nancy Thompson, RN, MS, AOCNS Director, Quality & Clinical Practice Swedish Cancer Institute

 

Read our Guidelines

(Adopted November 2015)

Prostate cancer screening is variable and may expose men to increased risk of harm, increased cost, and lower quality of life. This workgroup met from February to November 2015 to recommends evidence-based best practice for prostate cancer specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer screening.

Supporting Materials

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
John Gore, MD, MS Urologist, clinician, surgeon, researcher University of Washington Medicine
Matt Handley, MD Associate Medical Director, Quality and Informatics Group Health Cooperative
Leah Hole-Marshall, JD Medical Administrator Department of Labor & Industries
Steve Lovell Retired Patient and Family Advisory Council
Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair) Chief Medical Officer Providence Accountable Care Organization
Bruce Montgomery, MD Clinical Director of Genitourinary Medical Oncology Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Eric Wall, MD, MPH Market Medical Director UnitedHealthcare
Shawn West, MD Family Physician Edmonds Family Medicine
Jonathan Wright, MD, MS, FACS Assistant professor of urology/affiliate researcher University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Date Materials
January 10 Agenda January 10
Bree Intro Slides
Bree Process
Charter Roster Draft January 10
February 14 Agenda February 14
Minutes January 10
Charter Roster Draft
March 20 Agenda March 13
Minutes February 14
Draft Recommendations
HB 2560 Fiscal Impact Statement
April 10 Agenda April 10
Minutes March 20
Draft Recommendations
CDC Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Use  
May 8 Agenda May 8
Minutes April 10
Draft Recommendations
June 12 Agenda June 12
Minutes May 8
Draft Recommendations
OIC FAQs Colon Exams  
July 10 Agenda July 10
Minutes June 12
Draft Recommendations
August 14 Agenda August 14
Minutes July 10
Draft Recommendations
November 6 Agenda November 6
Minutes August 14
Draft Recommendations
Colorectal Cancer Public Comments

 

 

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair) Chief Executive Officer Pacific Medical Centers
Patricia Auerbach, MD, MBA, FACP Chief Medical Officer, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, Employer & Individual, Medicare & Retirement UnitedHealthcare
Elizabeth Broussard, MD Gastroenterology Pacific Medical Centers First Hill
Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS National Director of Gastroenterology VA Puget Sound
Casey Eastman, MPH Content Lead, Breast, Cervical, Colon Health Program Washington State Department of Health
Bev Green, MD, MPH Senior Investigator, Family Physician Kaiser Permanente Washington
Tracey Hugel, MSN, RN Senior Clinical Program Consultant Regence
John Inadomi, MD Gastroenterology University of Washington Medicine
Rachel Issaka, MD, MAS Assistant Member, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Research Division Fred Hutch
Hagen Kennecke, MD Medical Oncology Virginia Mason
Val Simianu, MD, MPH Colon and Rectal Surgeon Virginia Mason
Julie Stofel Patient and Family Advocate  
Tammy Wild, MPH, RDN, LD, NSCA-CPT State Health Systems Manager American Cancer Society

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Read our Guidelines

(Adopted March 2016)

Quality and cost of cancer care vary greatly in experience, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. This leads to bad outcomes and high costs for patients and families. This workgroup met from May 2015 to March 2016 to make recommendations to improve patient outcomes and reduce unnecessary cost including following the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Choosing Wisely recommendations to not use advanced imaging in the staging of early breast and prostate cancer at low risk of spreading and that palliative care, aligned with individual patient goals and values, be offered alongside active anti-cancer care, as needed.

Supporting Materials:

Oncology Care Charter

Oncology Care Public Comments

Health Care Authority Letter Accepting Oncology Care Report

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Jennie Crews, MD Medical Director PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center
Bruce Cutter, MD Oncologist Medical Oncology Associates
Patricia Dawson, MD, PhD Director Swedish Cancer Institute
Keith Eaton, MD, PhD Medical Director, Quality, Safety and Value Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Janet Freeman-Daily Patient Advocate
Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA (Chair) President, MultiCare Connected Care MultiCare Health System
Gary Lyman, MD, MPH Co-Director Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Rick McGee, MD Oncologist Washington State Medical Oncology Society
John Rieke, MD, FACR Medical Director MultiCare Regional Cancer Center
Hugh Straley, MD Chair and Oncologist Bree Collaborative
Richard Whitten, MD Medical Director Noridian

Read our Guidelines

(Adopted November 2020)

Chemotherapy and radiation to treat cancer can cause a wide variety of side effects. Patients frequently seek treatment for these side effects through the emergency department, indicating opportunity for better addressing patient needs throughout their disease course. The workgroup met from January to November 2020 and the recommendations were adopted November 2020.

Read our Charter

Meeting Materials

Date Materials
January 7 Agenda January 7
Bree Intro Slides
Bree Process
Charter Roster Draft January 7
February 4 Agenda February 4
Minutes January 7
Charter Roster Draft
March 3 Agenda March 3
Minutes February 4 
Charter Roster Draft
Nurse Phone Support Slides
April 7 Agenda April 7
Minutes March 3
Draft Recommendations
May 5 Agenda May 5
Minutes April 7
Draft Recommendations
June 2 Agenda June 2
Minutes May 5
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Remote Symptom Practice Guides
July 7 Agenda July 7
Minutes June 2
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Call Anaylsis Template
Sample Template for Nursing Calls
August 4 Agenda August 4
Minutes July 7
Draft Recommendations
OCM-OP Core Measure Set
November 3 Agenda November 3
Minutes August 4
Draft Recommendations
Oncology Care Public Comments

 

Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Hugh Straley, MD (Chair) Chair Bree Collaborative
Sibel Blau, MD Oncologist Northwest Medical Specialties
Andra Davis, PhD, MN, BSN Assistant Professor, Vancouver Washington State University
Gurpreet Dhillon, MBA Director, Hospice, Palliative Care and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center Service Lines PeaceHealth
Stefanie Hafermann, DNP, BSN, RN, PHN Director of Program Development Regence
Blair Irwin, MD, MBA Oncologist Multicare Regional Cancer Center
Barb Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA Director of Oncology and Palliative Care Skagit Regional Health
Sasha Joseph, MD Medical Director of Medical Oncology Multicare
Laura Panattoni, PhD Staff Scientist Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Camille Puronen, MD Oncologist Kaiser Permanente Washington
Nancy Thompson, RN, MS, AOCNS Director, Quality & Clinical Practice Swedish Cancer Institute

 

Read our Guidelines

(Adopted November 2015)

Prostate cancer screening is variable and may expose men to increased risk of harm, increased cost, and lower quality of life. This workgroup met from February to November 2015 to recommends evidence-based best practice for prostate cancer specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer screening.

Supporting Materials

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
John Gore, MD, MS Urologist, clinician, surgeon, researcher University of Washington Medicine
Matt Handley, MD Associate Medical Director, Quality and Informatics Group Health Cooperative
Leah Hole-Marshall, JD Medical Administrator Department of Labor & Industries
Steve Lovell Retired Patient and Family Advisory Council
Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair) Chief Medical Officer Providence Accountable Care Organization
Bruce Montgomery, MD Clinical Director of Genitourinary Medical Oncology Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Eric Wall, MD, MPH Market Medical Director UnitedHealthcare
Shawn West, MD Family Physician Edmonds Family Medicine
Jonathan Wright, MD, MS, FACS Assistant professor of urology/affiliate researcher University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Washington State has wide variation in who has received appropriate colorectal cancer screening, with very low rates in some populations. This workgroup met from January to November 2020.

Read the Charter

Meeting Materials

 

 

Date Materials
January 10 Agenda January 10
Bree Intro Slides
Bree Process
Charter Roster Draft January 10
February 14 Agenda February 14
Minutes January 10
Charter Roster Draft
March 20 Agenda March 13
Minutes February 14
Draft Recommendations
HB 2560 Fiscal Impact Statement
April 10 Agenda April 10
Minutes March 20
Draft Recommendations
CDC Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Use  
May 8 Agenda May 8
Minutes April 10
Draft Recommendations
June 12 Agenda June 12
Minutes May 8
Draft Recommendations
OIC FAQs Colon Exams  
July 10 Agenda July 10
Minutes June 12
Draft Recommendations
August 14 Agenda August 14
Minutes July 10
Draft Recommendations
November 6 Agenda November 6
Minutes August 14
Draft Recommendations
Colorectal Cancer Public Comments

 

 

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair) Chief Executive Officer Pacific Medical Centers
Patricia Auerbach, MD, MBA, FACP Chief Medical Officer, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, Employer & Individual, Medicare & Retirement UnitedHealthcare
Elizabeth Broussard, MD Gastroenterology Pacific Medical Centers First Hill
Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS National Director of Gastroenterology VA Puget Sound
Casey Eastman, MPH Content Lead, Breast, Cervical, Colon Health Program Washington State Department of Health
Bev Green, MD, MPH Senior Investigator, Family Physician Kaiser Permanente Washington
Tracey Hugel, MSN, RN Senior Clinical Program Consultant Regence
John Inadomi, MD Gastroenterology University of Washington Medicine
Rachel Issaka, MD, MAS Assistant Member, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Research Division Fred Hutch
Hagen Kennecke, MD Medical Oncology Virginia Mason
Val Simianu, MD, MPH Colon and Rectal Surgeon Virginia Mason
Julie Stofel Patient and Family Advocate  
Tammy Wild, MPH, RDN, LD, NSCA-CPT State Health Systems Manager American Cancer Society

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Read our Guidelines

(Adopted March 2016)

Quality and cost of cancer care vary greatly in experience, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. This leads to bad outcomes and high costs for patients and families. This workgroup met from May 2015 to March 2016 to make recommendations to improve patient outcomes and reduce unnecessary cost including following the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Choosing Wisely recommendations to not use advanced imaging in the staging of early breast and prostate cancer at low risk of spreading and that palliative care, aligned with individual patient goals and values, be offered alongside active anti-cancer care, as needed.

Supporting Materials:

Oncology Care Charter

Oncology Care Public Comments

Health Care Authority Letter Accepting Oncology Care Report

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Jennie Crews, MD Medical Director PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center
Bruce Cutter, MD Oncologist Medical Oncology Associates
Patricia Dawson, MD, PhD Director Swedish Cancer Institute
Keith Eaton, MD, PhD Medical Director, Quality, Safety and Value Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Janet Freeman-Daily Patient Advocate
Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA (Chair) President, MultiCare Connected Care MultiCare Health System
Gary Lyman, MD, MPH Co-Director Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Rick McGee, MD Oncologist Washington State Medical Oncology Society
John Rieke, MD, FACR Medical Director MultiCare Regional Cancer Center
Hugh Straley, MD Chair and Oncologist Bree Collaborative
Richard Whitten, MD Medical Director Noridian

Read our Guidelines

(Adopted November 2020)

Chemotherapy and radiation to treat cancer can cause a wide variety of side effects. Patients frequently seek treatment for these side effects through the emergency department, indicating opportunity for better addressing patient needs throughout their disease course. The workgroup met from January to November 2020 and the recommendations were adopted November 2020.

Read our Charter

Meeting Materials

Date Materials
January 7 Agenda January 7
Bree Intro Slides
Bree Process
Charter Roster Draft January 7
February 4 Agenda February 4
Minutes January 7
Charter Roster Draft
March 3 Agenda March 3
Minutes February 4 
Charter Roster Draft
Nurse Phone Support Slides
April 7 Agenda April 7
Minutes March 3
Draft Recommendations
May 5 Agenda May 5
Minutes April 7
Draft Recommendations
June 2 Agenda June 2
Minutes May 5
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Remote Symptom Practice Guides
July 7 Agenda July 7
Minutes June 2
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Call Anaylsis Template
Sample Template for Nursing Calls
August 4 Agenda August 4
Minutes July 7
Draft Recommendations
OCM-OP Core Measure Set
November 3 Agenda November 3
Minutes August 4
Draft Recommendations
Oncology Care Public Comments

 

Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Hugh Straley, MD (Chair) Chair Bree Collaborative
Sibel Blau, MD Oncologist Northwest Medical Specialties
Andra Davis, PhD, MN, BSN Assistant Professor, Vancouver Washington State University
Gurpreet Dhillon, MBA Director, Hospice, Palliative Care and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center Service Lines PeaceHealth
Stefanie Hafermann, DNP, BSN, RN, PHN Director of Program Development Regence
Blair Irwin, MD, MBA Oncologist Multicare Regional Cancer Center
Barb Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA Director of Oncology and Palliative Care Skagit Regional Health
Sasha Joseph, MD Medical Director of Medical Oncology Multicare
Laura Panattoni, PhD Staff Scientist Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Camille Puronen, MD Oncologist Kaiser Permanente Washington
Nancy Thompson, RN, MS, AOCNS Director, Quality & Clinical Practice Swedish Cancer Institute

 

Read our Guidelines

(Adopted November 2015)

Prostate cancer screening is variable and may expose men to increased risk of harm, increased cost, and lower quality of life. This workgroup met from February to November 2015 to recommends evidence-based best practice for prostate cancer specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer screening.

Supporting Materials

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
John Gore, MD, MS Urologist, clinician, surgeon, researcher University of Washington Medicine
Matt Handley, MD Associate Medical Director, Quality and Informatics Group Health Cooperative
Leah Hole-Marshall, JD Medical Administrator Department of Labor & Industries
Steve Lovell Retired Patient and Family Advisory Council
Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair) Chief Medical Officer Providence Accountable Care Organization
Bruce Montgomery, MD Clinical Director of Genitourinary Medical Oncology Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Eric Wall, MD, MPH Market Medical Director UnitedHealthcare
Shawn West, MD Family Physician Edmonds Family Medicine
Jonathan Wright, MD, MS, FACS Assistant professor of urology/affiliate researcher University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Washington State has wide variation in who has received appropriate colorectal cancer screening, with very low rates in some populations. This workgroup met from January to November 2020.

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Meeting Materials

 

 

Date Materials
January 10 Agenda January 10
Bree Intro Slides
Bree Process
Charter Roster Draft January 10
February 14 Agenda February 14
Minutes January 10
Charter Roster Draft
March 20 Agenda March 13
Minutes February 14
Draft Recommendations
HB 2560 Fiscal Impact Statement
April 10 Agenda April 10
Minutes March 20
Draft Recommendations
CDC Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Use  
May 8 Agenda May 8
Minutes April 10
Draft Recommendations
June 12 Agenda June 12
Minutes May 8
Draft Recommendations
OIC FAQs Colon Exams  
July 10 Agenda July 10
Minutes June 12
Draft Recommendations
August 14 Agenda August 14
Minutes July 10
Draft Recommendations
November 6 Agenda November 6
Minutes August 14
Draft Recommendations
Colorectal Cancer Public Comments

 

 

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair) Chief Executive Officer Pacific Medical Centers
Patricia Auerbach, MD, MBA, FACP Chief Medical Officer, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, Employer & Individual, Medicare & Retirement UnitedHealthcare
Elizabeth Broussard, MD Gastroenterology Pacific Medical Centers First Hill
Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS National Director of Gastroenterology VA Puget Sound
Casey Eastman, MPH Content Lead, Breast, Cervical, Colon Health Program Washington State Department of Health
Bev Green, MD, MPH Senior Investigator, Family Physician Kaiser Permanente Washington
Tracey Hugel, MSN, RN Senior Clinical Program Consultant Regence
John Inadomi, MD Gastroenterology University of Washington Medicine
Rachel Issaka, MD, MAS Assistant Member, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Research Division Fred Hutch
Hagen Kennecke, MD Medical Oncology Virginia Mason
Val Simianu, MD, MPH Colon and Rectal Surgeon Virginia Mason
Julie Stofel Patient and Family Advocate  
Tammy Wild, MPH, RDN, LD, NSCA-CPT State Health Systems Manager American Cancer Society

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(Adopted March 2016)

Quality and cost of cancer care vary greatly in experience, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. This leads to bad outcomes and high costs for patients and families. This workgroup met from May 2015 to March 2016 to make recommendations to improve patient outcomes and reduce unnecessary cost including following the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Choosing Wisely recommendations to not use advanced imaging in the staging of early breast and prostate cancer at low risk of spreading and that palliative care, aligned with individual patient goals and values, be offered alongside active anti-cancer care, as needed.

Supporting Materials:

Oncology Care Charter

Oncology Care Public Comments

Health Care Authority Letter Accepting Oncology Care Report

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Jennie Crews, MD Medical Director PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center
Bruce Cutter, MD Oncologist Medical Oncology Associates
Patricia Dawson, MD, PhD Director Swedish Cancer Institute
Keith Eaton, MD, PhD Medical Director, Quality, Safety and Value Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Janet Freeman-Daily Patient Advocate
Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA (Chair) President, MultiCare Connected Care MultiCare Health System
Gary Lyman, MD, MPH Co-Director Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Rick McGee, MD Oncologist Washington State Medical Oncology Society
John Rieke, MD, FACR Medical Director MultiCare Regional Cancer Center
Hugh Straley, MD Chair and Oncologist Bree Collaborative
Richard Whitten, MD Medical Director Noridian

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(Adopted November 2020)

Chemotherapy and radiation to treat cancer can cause a wide variety of side effects. Patients frequently seek treatment for these side effects through the emergency department, indicating opportunity for better addressing patient needs throughout their disease course. The workgroup met from January to November 2020 and the recommendations were adopted November 2020.

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Meeting Materials

Date Materials
January 7 Agenda January 7
Bree Intro Slides
Bree Process
Charter Roster Draft January 7
February 4 Agenda February 4
Minutes January 7
Charter Roster Draft
March 3 Agenda March 3
Minutes February 4 
Charter Roster Draft
Nurse Phone Support Slides
April 7 Agenda April 7
Minutes March 3
Draft Recommendations
May 5 Agenda May 5
Minutes April 7
Draft Recommendations
June 2 Agenda June 2
Minutes May 5
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Remote Symptom Practice Guides
July 7 Agenda July 7
Minutes June 2
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Call Anaylsis Template
Sample Template for Nursing Calls
August 4 Agenda August 4
Minutes July 7
Draft Recommendations
OCM-OP Core Measure Set
November 3 Agenda November 3
Minutes August 4
Draft Recommendations
Oncology Care Public Comments

 

Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Hugh Straley, MD (Chair) Chair Bree Collaborative
Sibel Blau, MD Oncologist Northwest Medical Specialties
Andra Davis, PhD, MN, BSN Assistant Professor, Vancouver Washington State University
Gurpreet Dhillon, MBA Director, Hospice, Palliative Care and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center Service Lines PeaceHealth
Stefanie Hafermann, DNP, BSN, RN, PHN Director of Program Development Regence
Blair Irwin, MD, MBA Oncologist Multicare Regional Cancer Center
Barb Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA Director of Oncology and Palliative Care Skagit Regional Health
Sasha Joseph, MD Medical Director of Medical Oncology Multicare
Laura Panattoni, PhD Staff Scientist Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Camille Puronen, MD Oncologist Kaiser Permanente Washington
Nancy Thompson, RN, MS, AOCNS Director, Quality & Clinical Practice Swedish Cancer Institute

 

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(Adopted November 2015)

Prostate cancer screening is variable and may expose men to increased risk of harm, increased cost, and lower quality of life. This workgroup met from February to November 2015 to recommends evidence-based best practice for prostate cancer specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer screening.

Supporting Materials

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
John Gore, MD, MS Urologist, clinician, surgeon, researcher University of Washington Medicine
Matt Handley, MD Associate Medical Director, Quality and Informatics Group Health Cooperative
Leah Hole-Marshall, JD Medical Administrator Department of Labor & Industries
Steve Lovell Retired Patient and Family Advisory Council
Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair) Chief Medical Officer Providence Accountable Care Organization
Bruce Montgomery, MD Clinical Director of Genitourinary Medical Oncology Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Eric Wall, MD, MPH Market Medical Director UnitedHealthcare
Shawn West, MD Family Physician Edmonds Family Medicine
Jonathan Wright, MD, MS, FACS Assistant professor of urology/affiliate researcher University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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