Presentations on social media, mobile apps, and wearable devices were combined into one session last year, but this year there will be an expanded focus on the various components of digital health technology in separate and complementary sessions.
Developed by oncologists from different practice settings, ASCO’s Patient-Centered Oncology Payment supports high-value, high-quality cancer care, while holding oncologists accountable for aspects of their practice that they can improve.
ASCO COME HOME is an oncology medical home program designed to help community oncology practices transition from providing volume-based care to value-based care by structuring reimbursements around the full range of services needed by patients with cancer.
ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program can help outpatient hematology-oncology practices facilitate better care for patients through a series of performance measures and nationally approved standards.
Although electronic health records have become a central part of any oncologist’s practice, developments in technology that push beyond the EHR and incorporate ever-changing aspects of care are ongoing.
During the Education Session “Business of Practice 2017: New Rules, New Strategies,” to be held on June 2,* three presenters will dig deep into the application of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
PracticeNET is an initiative from ASCO’s newly-formed Clinical Affairs Department that provides tools and services to facilitate innovation in cancer care delivery and to respond to growing economic and administrative challenges.
Multidisciplinary oncology teams provide patients with the benefit of receiving care from a team of specialists who work together to provide the right treatment, in the right order, at the right time. The oncology patient navigator is a relatively new addition to this team of specialists.
A ruling from the FDA that will give the agency authority to regulate electronic nicotine products is anticipated in the coming weeks after a number of advocacy efforts by ASCO and several other organizations.
The State Affiliate Council has held regular meetings in the fall and spring to discuss a number of topics including payment reform, the proliferation of clinical pathways, MACRA implementation, and other issues related to practicing oncology.
The Teams in Cancer Care Delivery initiative is an effort to bring together the world’s largest multidisciplinary cancer care society and the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training in order to learn about current research in team-based cancer care.
The United States continues to experience significant volatility in the practice landscape because of policy, economic, and workforce issues, charging practice administrators across all practice settings to bridge the business and medical worlds in an effort to preserve the delivery care model.