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Oncology Practice Insider

ASCO’s Oncology Practice Insider provides the latest news, information, and educational tools to assist with the successful management of oncology practice and the delivery of high quality patient care. OPI offers updates on ASCO programs, services, and cancer-related health policy, Medicare news, and billing and coding best practices. To sign up for the biweekly Oncology Practice Insider newsletter, please complete this form.

Only one in four Americans say they incorporate cancer prevention into their daily lives, according to ASCO’s third annual National Cancer Opinion Survey. The survey also found low levels of awareness of known cancer risk factors such as alcohol and obesity, and misconceptions among a substantial minority of Americans that artificial sweeteners and cell phones cause cancer in humans. The survey also revealed that nearly one in four young people believes e-cigarettes are harmless and not addictive.
CMS recently posted five Continuing Medical Education (CME) modules on Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Access them now by logging into the Medicare Learning Network Learning Management System.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently posted new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) resources to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:
The Winter 2020 Quality Training Program (QTP) session at ASCO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA, is now offering an early registration discount. Meeting dates are January 16-17, March 19-20, and June 26.
Four abstracts are being featured in the press program for the 2019 Quality Care Symposium, which takes place September 6–7 in San Diego. One news release examines two studies about varying aspects of the high costs of cancer care. The second news release highlights two studies examining different issues related to patient participation in clinical trials. Read more.
The first practice outside of the U.S. to achieve Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification is now the first to be re-certified.
ASCO is currently soliciting applications for two funding opportunities, both aimed at supporting practices’ participation in three of ASCO’s quality initiatives: the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), QOPI Certification Program, and Quality Training Program. Susan G. Komen®
CMS is hosting two upcoming webinars that will provide engaging and informative overviews about quality measures, with an emphasis on how these measures are impacting health care and how the public can get involved in the development of quality measures. Both webinars will be offered twice this summer. Be sure to register in advance as space is limited. Measuring Quality to Improve Quality: Strengths and Challenges of Clinical Quality Measurement