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 leadership.

Upcoming Calls

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

  • Thursday, August 19, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00pm EDT
  • Join Dr. Brent Lacey for a presentation on tips for hiring the best employees and avoiding the bad apples.  Also, we hope to be able to present an update on the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule. More information as we get closer to the date of.
  • Register here

Past Calls 

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

  • Slides from the June 2021 Practice Leadership Call
  • Watch the full video of the June 2021 Call
  • Thursday, June 15, 4:00 - 5:00pm 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 - 5:00pm 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 - 5:00pm 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.