Oncology Practice Conference 2017


With the release of the final rule of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), participating providers will now be reimbursed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) based on the quality of the care they provide rather than on the volume. Read More ›


Burnout is a syndrome that includes feeling exhausted, cynical, and ineffective at work. Recognizing the triad of symptoms in the oncology setting is the first step to identifying physician burnout, said Anthony L. Back, MD, Professor, University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, at ASCO’s first Oncology Practice Conference in March 2017. Read More ›

Telemedicine, or the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology, is now at the forefront of efficient healthcare delivery. This fundamental change in the delivery of healthcare focuses on bringing medicine to the patient rather than bringing the patient to medicine. Read More ›

Successful negotiations are critical to sustaining a business and retaining key customers, including in oncology practices, suggested Steven L. D’Amato, BSPharm, BCOP, RPh, Executive Director, New England Cancer Specialists, at ASCO’s first Oncology Practice Conference in March 2017. Read More ›

Value-based care—the best care delivered at the lowest cost—is here to stay, said Karen K. Fields, MD, Medical Director, Clinical Pathways and Value-Based Cancer Care, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, at ASCO’s first Oncology Practice Conference in March 2017. Read More ›

Clinical pathways have become a central component of medical oncology practice and a cornerstone of future reimbursement methodologies and quality-of-life efforts, according to Robin Zon, MD, FACP, Medical Oncologist, Michiana Hematology Oncology, IN, and Chair, ASCO Task Force on Clinical Pathways. Read More ›

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