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Piccolo Named Vice President for Health Services at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (January 3, 2003) — Joseph A. Piccolo, MBA, CHC, of Glenside, Pa., has been named vice president for health services at Fox Chase Cancer Center. He also retains his role as the Center's chief compliance and privacy officer.

In his current position, Piccolo oversees Health Services of Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Center's physician group practice. His duties include fiscal management, development of business plans, recruitment and retention of physicians and oversight of all operational aspects of managing the practice.

Since 1997, Piccolo has represented the Center with regulatory agencies and third party payors as chief compliance officer. He was appointed chief privacy officer in 1999. In this capacity, he coordinates compliance efforts with the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) privacy regulations.

In 2000, Piccolo earned his Certification in Healthcare Compliance (C.H.C.) as part of the first group of professionals to receive this new credential from the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board.

A member of the Medical Group Management Association and the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Piccolo serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Association of Cancer Executives where he also maintains a membership. He has authored several articles on compliance, HIPAA and physician practice management and has lectured nationally on these topics.

Before joining Fox Chase, Piccolo worked at Hahnemann University, most recently as administrator and clinical senior instructor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine.

Piccolo earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's in business administration from LaSalle University.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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