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CMS PROPOSES MEDICARE PART B DRUG REIMBURSEMENT EXPERIMENT

CMS has proposed an experiment whereby half of the nation's oncology practices will continue to receive ASP + 6% (less the Federal sequester) for physician-administerd drugs and the other half of the nation's oncology practices will receive ASP + 2.5% + $16.80 per drug per patient per day; effectively ASP + .086% + $16.53).
Read ASCO's comments

Read ACCC's comments

Read ASH's comments

Read COA's comments

Read CMS's Fact Sheet

Participate in ASCO's Grassroots Advocacy,
& download/complete ASCO's Model
Read ASH's Response
Read ACCC's Response & participate in ACCC's Grassroots Advocacy

Learn about and download/complete COA's Response & Model and Advocacy Toolkit

ONLY GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY BY PHYSICIANS, NURSES, AND PATIENTS WILL STOP CMS FROM EXPERIMENTING WITH MEDICARE CANCER PATIENTS
URGE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT HR5122

 

ANCO & MOASC Launch 2016 Patient Satisfaction Survey

Download more information

 

ANCO & MOASC Launch 2016 Staff Salary Survey

Download the 2016 Staff Salary Survey

 

Read ANCO's 2015 Annual Report

 

THANK YOU!
ANCO and MOASC thank those members that accepted our invitation and participated in our recent appreciative inquiry process designed to identify areas for improvement of the two Associations. The final summary report is now available here. We encouarge all members to read the final summary report and send comments to execdir@anco-online.org.

 

Read ASCO's Policy Statement on Clinical Pathways in Oncology

Learn More About Anthem's (formerly Wellpoint's)
Cancer Care Quality Program Treatment Pathways
Read ANCO's Comments and Anthem's Response

 

Read ASCO's FAQs on USP 800

Read USP's FAQ on Hazardous Drugs--
Handling in Healthcare Settings (General Chapter 800)

 

California's Prescription Drug Prior Authorization Form & FAQs

 

View a Short Video on How to Avoid Common Documentation Errors
www.Top5ClaimsMistakesVideo.com

 

DRUG SHORTAGES
Click here for current FDA information about drug shortages.
Click here for current ASHP information about drug shortages.

 

ASCO's PracticeNET, QOPI, & CancerLinQ

 

ASCO in ACTION
From health care reform to physician reimbursement to access to quality care, visit www.asco.org/asco-in-action for timely information on research policy, clinical affairs, government relations, and quality of care issues that affect your practice, cancer care, and cancer research.

 

ANCO CORPORATE MEMBER AND OTHER
DRUG REIMBURSEMENT & PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM RESOURCES

Updated information is available here.

ACCC's Financial Advocacy Network
Bobbi Buell's assistPoint

 

ANCO MEMBER RESOURCES AT DMHC & CMA
Resources to help you address third-party payer problems
at the Department of Managed Health Care and California Medical Association

 

ANCO FAX NEWS & The ANCO Directory of Members
Download the latest editions here.

CALIFORNIA ONCOLOGY WEEKLY
The ANCO Online ListServ has been superceded by the joint ANCO/MOASC e-publication California Oncology Weekly that is e-mailed and FAXed to previous recipients of the ANCO Online ListServ and ANCO FAX News each Monday evening. Contact ExecDir@anco-online.org if you need are not receiving the California Oncology Weekly.

OPLINC BEST PRACTICES REVIEW NEWSLETTER
Oplinc is a national organization that was founded with the purpose of developing a collaborative environment within the oncology community. The bi-monthly Oplinc Best Practices Review Newsletter, sponsored by Lilly Oncology, and written by Risë Cleland, provides an in-depth look at the issues and challenges facing oncology practices. This educational newsletter focuses on issues relevant to the oncology community. Download the latest edition at here.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
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ANCO's 2016 Professional Education Meeting
(August 3, The Claremont Resport, Oakland)

 

ASCO's Best of ASCO
(August 12-13, San Diego)

 

SAVE THE DATES
ANCO's ASCO Highlights 2016 (August 27, The Claremont Resort, Oakland)

ANCO's 2016 Hematological Malignancies Updates
(September 17, Sacramento Hyatt Regency;
November 12, Stanford Park Hotel)

DID YOU MISS THESE ANCO AND/OR MOASC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS?
(DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATIONS)

ANCO's California's End of Life Options Act Webinar

Listen/watch to the webinar (apologies for the truncated beginning of this recording)

Download the slides and the Act

California Hospital Association's Guidance

Califormia Medical Association's Guidance

POLST and Death with Dignity Statutes

 

ANCO's 2Q2016 Hematological Malignancies Updates
Babis Andreadis's State of the Science: Lymphoma and Leukemia 2016
Aaron Rosenberg's Updates on, and Approaches to, the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
Amar Patel's Leukemias, Lymphoma, & Myeloma--Clincal Cases

 

ANCO's SABCS Highlights 2015
Michael D. Alvarado's Surgical Highlights: SABCS2015
Carol M. Marquez's Update from SABCS 2015--Radiation Oncology
Helen K. Chew's SABCS Highlights 2015: Medical Oncology

ANCO's 1Q2016 Professional Education Webcast
Roberta Buell's Reimbursement 2016; view the webcast here

 

ANCO's 4Q2015 Hematological Malignancies Update
Brian A. Jonas' ANCO Hematological Malignancies Updates: AML, ALL, and MDS

Michaela Liedtke's ANCO 2015: Treatment Advances in Multiple Myeloma

Greg Kaufman's ANCO Hematologic Malignancies Clinical Cases

 

ANCO's Molecular Diagnostics & Clinical Decision Making
Phil Stephens's The Science of Molecular Diagnostics
Joseph Kim's The Process of Using Molecular Diagnostics in Practice
Elaine Jeter's Payer Coverage of Molecular Diagnostics
Oliver Dorigo's Molecular Diagnostics and Clinical Decision Making in Gynecologic Cancers
W. Michael Korn's Molecular Diagnostics and Clinical Decision Making
in Gastrointestinal Cancers

Tianhong Li's Clinical Use of Molecular Diagnostics in the Treatment of Lung Cancer

 

ANCO's 3Q2015 Hematological Malignancies Update

Michaela Liedtke's ANCO 2015: Treatment Advances in Acute Leukemias

Thomas Martin's Myeloma: What Do We Know? 2015--An Update

Timothy Brandon Campbell's ANCO Hematologic Malignancies Update:
Acute Leukemias, MDS, and Myeloma-Case Presentations

 

The State of Cancer Care
(ANCO Event at ASCO's Best of ASCO)

 

ANCO's 2Q2015 Professional Education Meeting

Roberta Buell's Preparing for ICD-10

Risë Marie Cleland's Plugging Pesky Revenue Leaks

Thomas Barr's Trends in Oncology: Preparing for Seismic Change

Elaine Towle's Oncology Payment Reform: Ready or Not, Here it Comes

 

LATEST INFORMATION

MEDICARE & ONCOLOGY
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Noridian/JEMAC for California

 

CMS's Medicare Part B Drug Reimbursement Experiment

 

CMS's Medical Oncology Clinical Quality Measures

 

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)

 

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2016

 

CMS Innovation Center Announces Oncology Care Model

 

Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN)


CMS ICD-10 Resources

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

CMS Reporting Requirements (PQRS, EHR)

 

PQRS//EHR
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CMS's e-Health Resources

ASCO's PQRS & EHR Resources

 

California Medical Association's (CMA)
Health Information Technology (HIT) Resource Center

California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization
(CalHIPSO)

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