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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.

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Provide your patients with practical tips to help them manage various aspects of their cancer care, from pain to treatment costs and more. ASCO Members save 20%. Free domestic shipping. Browse booklets.
Journal of Oncology Practice article explores how access to high-quality cancer care remains a challenge for many patients with a large barrier being the increasing cost of treatment. With recent shifts in cancer care delivery from community-based to hospital-based clinics, Gordan et al examine whether this shift could result in increased costs for patients with three common tumor types. Keep reading
Registration and hotel reservations for the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting, May 31-June 4, in Chicago, Illinois, are now open to ASCO members. Members have exclusive early access to the most sought-after hotels, discounted registration rates, and first choice of ticketed sessions. Take full advantage of your ASCO membership by registering and reserving your hotel now. Not an ASCO Member?
Cancer.Net provides a variety of tools and resources for caregivers, including the ASCO Answers Guide to Caregiving. This guide includes practical tips for supporting someone with cancer, advice for talking with family and the health care team, convenient symptom and medication trackers, and more.
Receiving peer support through social media offers people living with cancer a community to share experiences, along with useful information. Before your patients join, click, or share, read four important questions they should ask. Keep reading on the new JOP blog.
Do your patients know that being overweight slows recovery and lowers cancer survival? Address this complex topic with the help of the Managing Your Weight After a Cancer Diagnosis booklet from ASCO Answers. This resource will help patients manage their weight by providing practical resources and methods. A pack of 50 booklets costs $20 (that’s only $0.40 per booklet!). ASCO Members save 20%.
Dr. Steve Lee’s latest post on the new JOP blog suggests there’s a fundamental disconnect between the oncology training environment and practice, with burnout rates spiking between the final year of fellowship (28%) and practice (34%).  Might physicians in training have the perception of bait-and-switch, as described by Dr. Lee, because programs are not fully describing the administrative tasks and high patient load? Share your thoughts on this important topic.
No after-visit summary for patients with cancer is complete without mention of Cancer.Net, ASCO’s doctor-approved patient information website. Start pointing your patients to oncologist-approved online information today by adding Cancer.Net as a smart phrase in your EMR!