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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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Oncology practices can now participate in ASCO’s 2020 Survey of Oncology Practice Operations. The survey gives practices a deeper look at a variety of management topics from revenues to staffing levels and reviews the current state of business and operational issues in oncology. This survey is part of ASCO’s continued efforts to help oncology practices navigate the evolving cancer care delivery system.
Did you know that ASCO has been providing virtual consulting support for years now? Has the pandemic exposed areas within your practice operationally or clinically that needs an independent perspective for improvement? Have a conversation with us to see how we have been supporting practices virtually and how we can support your practice as well. Contact us at clinicalaffairs@asco.org.
ASCO released the ASCO Special Report: A Guide to Cancer Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic, which provides detailed guidance to oncology practices on the immediate and short-term steps that could be taken to help protect the safety of patients and healthcare staff before resuming more routine care operations during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently launched the ASCO Survey on COVID-19 in Oncology Registry (ASCO Registry) to help the entire cancer community learn about the pattern of symptoms and severity of COVID-19 among patients with cancer, as well as how COVID-19 infections impact the delivery of cancer care and patient outcomes. The registry will collect both baseline and follow-up data on how the virus impacts cancer care and patient outcomes during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. ASCO will deliver periodic reports with key findings to inform treatment.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Forum on myConnection facilitates discussion and peer-to-peer practice sharing among ASCO members as the oncology community works to continue to provide high-quality care to people with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more. 
Learn how your practice can use CancerLinQ to automate your QOPI Certification.   Oncology practices across the U.S. can now electronically report re-certification and maintenance measures for the QOPI® Certification Program using CancerLinQ’s SmartLinQ quality platform. Register for the CancerLinQ Presentation and Demo scheduled for April 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM ET.
In January, PracticeNET added three new practices, increasing its total participation to 57 practices.  One newcomer was Munson Healthcare’s Cowell Family Cancer Center out of Traverse City, Michigan.  Welcome to our newest members!
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently submitted its Patient-Centered Oncology Payment model for consideration by the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) as a way to improve the quality of cancer care, while lowering costs.   “Participation by the Medicare and Medicaid programs would advance this model in its intent to establish communities of providers and payers working together to improve cancer care delivery.” said ASCO in its submission letter.