Practice Leadership Calls

The PracticeNET program hosts Practice Leadership calls on the 3rd Thursday of many months to address issues relevant to oncology practice. Anyone is welcome to join, but these calls are primarily aimed at practice administrators and other practice leaders.

Upcoming Calls

    September 2023 Practice Leadership Call: Reimagining Cancer Diagnostics Management

    • Thursday, September 21, 4:00 PM ET
    • ACCC presents innovative models for managing biomarker testing and navigation, including genomic task forces, precision medicine stewards, and pathology-led initiatives that make patient assessment and management more streamlined and inclusive of the latest treatment guidelines and best practices.
    • Register here for the September Practice Leadership Call

    Past Calls 

    August 2023 Practice Leadership Call: Kickin' Lung Cancer to the Curb with Southern Applied Screening at St. Elizabeth Healthcare

    • Slides from the August 17, 2023 Call
    • Watch the full video of the August 17, 2023 Call
    • Thursday, August 17, 4:00 PM ET
    • Kentucky has achieved some notable success in a state with dismal lung cancer incidence, mortality, smoking rates, and 5-year survival. St. Elizabeth Healthcare has been a prominent leader, demonstrating robust screening performance with encouraging results. Join Dr. Michael Gieske in an exploration of this pertinent topic in oncology.

    June 15, 2023, Practice Leadership Call: Oncology Financial Advocacy Services Guidelines

    • Slides from the June 15 2023 Call
    • Watch the full video of the June 15 2023 Call
    • Thursday, June 15, 4:00 PM ET
    • As the healthcare landscape continues to change and the role of oncology financial advocates evolves, ACCC’s Financial Advocacy Network (FAN) created new guidelines for cancer programs and practices using a collaborative, consensus-based process. A panel of 49 experts, representing a diversity of perspectives, reached a consensus on financial advocacy services guidelines, which include recommendations for all cancer programs and practices to optimize patient care by addressing financial distress through financial advocacy services. These statements are informed by an evidence-based process and offer an opportunity for programs and practices to review current services and identify best practices to implement to meet the needs of their patient population.  In this call, ACCC's Rafeta Kajdic-Hodzic, Green Bay Oncology's Lori Schneider, and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center's Angie Santiago elaborate on these new guidelines.

    May 2023 Practice Leadership Call: AI in Cancer Care - Is the Promise Real?

    April 2023 Practice Leadership Call: Developing Strategies for Health Equity, Access, and Distress Screening

    • Slides from the April 2023 Call
    • Watch the full video of the April 2023 Call
    • Thursday, April 20, 4:00 PM ET
    • Blue Ridge Cancer Center's Senior Director of Quality Programs & Process Improvement, Ann Sweeney, MA, CCMP, CSSGB, shares her knowledge on how to develop a patient-centered care infrastructure and health equity & access strategy. In addition, she expands upon measuring NCCN distress screening implementation success.

    March 2023 Practice Leadership Call: ASCO Practice Leadership Call: Updates from the Enhancing Oncology Model

    February 2023 Practice Leadership Call: CMS Prior Authorization Rules

    January 2023 Practice Leadership Call:  Updates on the CMSS/CDC Vaccine Grant

    • Slides from the January 2023 Call
    • Watch the full video of the January 2023 Call
    • Thursday, January 19, 2023, 4:00-5:00 PM ET
    • In April 2022, ASCO partnered with the CDC and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) in a program to improve vaccination rates among adults with cancer. ASCO’s Quality Performance Improvement and Grants Manager, Hazel Afroilan, presents an update nine months later on the impact of this collaboration.

    December 2022 Practice Leadership Call:  Coding for Social Determinants of Health in Oncology

    November 2022 Practice Leadership Call: The 2023 MPFS Final Rule and OPPS

      October 2022 Practice Leadership Call: E&M Coding Changes for 2023

        September 2022 Practice Leadership Call: Implementing the Oncology Medical Home Standards

          • Slides from the September 2022 Practice Leadership Call
          • Watch the full video of the September 2022 Call
          • Thursday, September 15, 2022, 4:00–5:00 PM ET
          • In September 2021, we introduced ASCO's Oncology Medical Home, a program for piloting payment and care delivery models, improving access to health care, and increasing efficiency to reduce costs for cancer patients. Please join Ronda Bowman, MHA, RN, OCN, for this update on OMH and how it can help your practice deliver quality care with an evidence-based approach.

          July 28, 2022, Practice Leadership Call: The 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

          July 21, 2022, Practice Leadership Call: Medicare's Enhancing Oncology Model - What to Know

            June 2022 Practice Leadership Call:  Practice Scorecards

              May 2022 Practice Leadership Call: PracticeNET Spring Meeting Recap

              April 2022 Practice Leadership Call: CMSS/CDC Vaccine Project

              • Slides from the April 2022 Practice Leadership Call
              • Watch the full video of the April 2022 Call
              • Thursday, April 21, 2022, 4:00–5:00 PM ET
              • ASCO has partnered with the CDC and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) in a program to improve vaccination rates among adults with cancer. Project activities will involve performance measurement, performance improvement, education, participation in ASCO’s Quality Training Program (QTP), and other activities. Join ASCO’s Quality Performance Improvement and Grants Manager Hazel Afroilan to find out more about this project and how to get your practice involved.

              March 2022 Practice Leadership Call: Advance Care Planning

              • Slides from the March 2022 Practice Leadership Call
              • Watch the full video of the March 2022 Call
              • Thursday, March 17, 2022, 4:00–5:00 PM EST
              • Advance Care Planning services are an important component of patient-centered, quality cancer care. They are also a frequently overlooked revenue source for oncology practices that render these services. During this webinar, Allison Hirschorn covers the topics of:
                - Advance care planning utilization study for Advance Care Planning.
                - Best practices for the administration of Advance Care Planning services.
                - Advance Care Planning coding and reporting.

              February 2022 Practice Leadership Call: Cost Transparency and Affordability in Oncology

              December 2021 Practice Leadership Call: Advanced Practice Providers – Hiring, Orientation, Onboarding

              November 2021 Practice Leadership Call: The MPFS and OPPS Final Rules

              • Slides from the November 2021 Practice Leadership Call
              • Watch the full video of the November 2021 Call
              • Thursday, November 18, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM EST
              • In early November, CMS will release the final rules for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). Please join us for an overview of these important changes and what they mean for your practice.

              October 2021 Practice Leadership Call: PracticeNET Fall Meeting Highlights

              • Slides from the October 2021 Practice Leadership Call
              • Watch the full video of the October 2021 Call
              • Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM EDT
              • PracticeNET is a free oncology business benchmarking network offered by ASCO to practices with at least one ASCO member. Twice a year, PracticeNET members gather together to review benchmarks, discuss the future of the program, and explore other opportunities. Join the PracticeNET team as we review the highlights of these discussions, as well as our planned presentations on biosimilars and advance care planning.

              September 2021 Practice Leadership Call: Patient-Centered Cancer Care

              • Slides from the September 2021 Practice Leadership Call
              • Watch the full video of the September 2021 Call
              • Monday, September 20, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM EDT
              • ASCO and COA leaders will share the recently published ASCO/COA Oncology Medical Home Standards and recent efforts to promote patient-centered cancer care.

              August 2021 Practice Leadership Call: 7 Recruitment Strategies to Attract Top Talent in 2021

              • Slides from the August 2021 Practice Leadership Call
              • Thursday, August 19, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM EDT
              • Join Dr. Brent Lacey for a presentation on tips for hiring the best employees and avoiding the bad apples. Also, ASCO's Gina Baxter will be giving an update on the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule.

              July 2021 Practice Leadership Call: Increasing Employee Engagement in Your Practice

              • Slides from the July 2021 Practice Leadership Call
              • Watch the full video of the June 2021 Call
              • Thursday, July 15, 4:00–5:00 PM EDT
              • Bettinna Signori, CMOM-HEM/ONC, and Jason Lockard, CMOM, present on how to best support and lead your practice staff so they can provide optimal support for your patients. Also, Karen Hagerty gives regulatory updates from ASCO's Policy and Advocacy department.

              May 2021 Practice Leadership Call: Diversity and Inclusion at ASCO

              • Slides from the May 2021 Practice Leadership Call
              • Thursday, May 20, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM EDT
              • This call will revolve around two related subjects: ASCO’s vision for equity, diversity, and inclusion, and our 2020 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) survey to research health disparities among sexual and gender minority populations. Our presenters will be Sybil Green JD RPh MHA and Charles Kamen PhD, MPH.

              April 2021 Practice Leadership Call: Drug Payment Policy Primer

              • Thursday, April 15, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM EDT
              • Health policy specialists Allyn Moushey, MSW, Michael Francisco, MPH, Jonathan Phillips, MPH, and Karen Hagerty, MD, from ASCO’s Policy and Advocacy department review a selection of existing and proposed models of payment for drug treatments in oncology and discuss their potential impact.

              November 2020 Practice Leadership Call: CMS Radiation Oncology Model & Preparing for 2021

              October 2020 Practice Leadership Call: Quality and Safety in Chemotherapy Administration

              September 2020 Practice Leadership Call: 2021 Evaluation and Management Coding Changes

              August 2020 Practice Leadership Call: 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule & Outpatient Prospective Payment System

              March 2020 Practice Leadership Call: ASCO Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

              • Slides from the March 2020 Practice Leadership call
              • Visit the ASCO Coronavirus Resource Page
              • March 19, 2020, at 4:00 PM Eastern.
              • Agenda:
                • Welcome, introductions, and objectives: Steve Grubbs
                • Situation update: Brian Bourbeau
                • Overview of ASCO’s response to COVID-19: Stephen Grubbs
                • Advice on limiting transmission: Stephen Grubbs
                • Legislative update: Amanda Schwartz
                • Regulatory update: Gina Baxter
                • Demonstration of the ASCO Coronavirus Oncology Resource Center: Allyn Moushey

              January 2020 Practice Leadership Call

              • Slides from the January 2020 Practice Leadership call.
              • January 16, 2020, at 4:00 PM Eastern.
              • Agenda:
                • ASCO’s Resources for Practice Leaders
                • Payment Reform Update (ASCO in Action)
                • Polling on future meeting topics
              • Visit the ASCO Practice Engagement Program page for more information about ASCO's wide selection of practice-focused programs, or email our Practice Engagement Director Chris LoBiondo.
              • Visit the ASCO PCOP page for more information about the Patient-Centered Oncology Model.

              December 2019 Practice Leadership Call

              • Slides from the December 2019 Practice Leadership call.
              • December 19, 2019, at 4:00 PM Eastern.
              • Agenda:
                • Financial Navigation for Cancer Patients
                • Final Checklist for 2020

              November 2019 Practice Leadership Call

              • Slides from the November 2019 Practice Leadership call.
              • November 21, 2019, at 4:00 PM Eastern.
              • Read the Oncology Care First RFI
              • Visit the CMS MPFS webpage for the final rule and supplementary materials on the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
              • Visit the CMS HOPPS webpage for the final rule and supplementary materials on the 2020 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System.
              • Upon special request, 2021 revisions to the CPT E/M codes and levels of medical decision making may be found on the AMA website.

              October 2019 Practice Leadership Call:

              • Slides from the October 17 Practice Leadership Call.
              • Read and Track S.2543 – Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019.
              • Read and Track H.R.3 – Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019.
              • Visit CMMI to read the Radiation Oncology Model proposed rule and fact sheet.
              • Read ASTRO’s comment letter to CMMI on the RO Model.