2017 Oncology Practice Conference Highlights

Teamwork and Change Management: The Power of Process Implementation

Meg Barbor, MPH

June 2017, Vol 7, No 6 - 2017 Oncology Practice Conference Highlights

Orlando, FL—The word “team­work” may not immediately come to mind when thinking about the US healthcare system, but certain methods can contribute to the development of more efficient teams in the delivery of oncology care, said Doris Quinn, PhD, Consultant in Process Improvement, at ASCO’s first Oncology Practice Conference in March 2017. [ Read More ]

Supergroups: Sharing the Burden Put on Independent Oncology Practices

Meg Barbor, MPH

June 2017, Vol 7, No 6 - 2017 Oncology Practice Conference Highlights

Orlando, FL—With many external pressures being put on independent oncology practices, such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) legislation, 340B drug pricing, site-neutrality issues creating disparity, US Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) 797 and USP 800 guidelines, and quality reporting, oncology practices are struggling to bear the weight independently, and a team approach is more vital than ever. As a result, the allure of becoming part of a supergroup is hard to deny, said 2 presenters at ASCO’s first Oncology Practice Conference in March 2017. [ Read More ]