Colorado Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control



Activity Based Costing pilot project

By engaging rural primary care clinic partners, we developed and tested a cost collection template that captures time increments for work done around our shared decision-making work in lung cancer screening and smoking cessation. A future guidebook will replace this costing template to aid in the entire process. This is to be used as a place to start and modified based on the project and the context. The process map (example for lung cancer screening linked here) was created first with implementers to establish which activities needed to be included in the template. Please check back for the entire guidebook.

Activity Based Costing Template

Sample Flow Diagram (Lung Cancer Screening)


Shared Decision-Making for Lung Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation Tool

Through stakeholder engaged efforts, we have developed, implemented and evaluated a pragmatic intervention aligned with the CMS coverage criteria (SDM and smoking cessation strategies) in four rural primary care clinics to improve the value of LCS

Click HERE for the SDM for LCS tool

Click HERE for the e-learning module (directions below)

To access the Microcertification training to deliver lung cancer screening in primary care and obtain free Continuing Medical Education credit:

1. Click on the “Register” link and a pop-up box will appear; enter your email address and set up your password.
2. Your registration code is: lunghealth (note: this is not case sensitive)
3. You will then be redirected to “My Account” page where you can access the eLearning modules related to lung cancer screening and shared decision making.