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19 Dec 2011 1:57 PM | Lori Aubrey (Administrator)
ASCO's Oncology Practice Insider - Friday, December 16th

If the length of this week's issue of OPI is any indication, things are busy for everyone in community oncology these days!  Top of the list of course is the SGR issue and questions about the 2012 Medicare conversion factor.  As you can see by our article below, Congress has still not resolved even a temporary fix yet but stay tuned...   Continue to follow this important issue and be prepared to reach out to your members of Congress if and when needed.

ASCO's annual Adapting to Changes in Medicare audioconference is scheduled for Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern.  Mark your calendars now.  I look forward to speaking with all of you on the 4th.

Another important item in this issue is the release of an update to the chemotherapy administration standards jointly developed by ASCO and the Oncology Nursing Society.  Be sure to review the revised standards, share them with the physicians and nurses in your practice, and assess your practice on compliance to the standards.  

Have wonderful holidays!

Elaine Towle, CMPE

1. As SGR Deadline Nears, Tell Congress to Take Action
2. Adapting to Changes in Medicare for 2012
3. ASCO and ONS Release Updated Chemotherapy Administration Standards
4. QOPI® Certifies 100th Practice
5. National Provider Call:  Physician Quality Reporting System & Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program
6. ASCO Assists with GAO Report on Drug Shortages; FDA Issues Rule for Better Managing Shortages
7. January ASP Files Released
8. Drug Shortage Updates
9. January 1, 2012 Version 5010 Deadline
10. New Webpage Provides Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs Payment and Registration Data (Part A and B)
11. REMS Changes to Nplate and Promacta
12. ASCO Suggests Modifications to FDA's Opioid REMS Blueprint
13. Proposed Delay in Stage 2 of the EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program
14. Help Your Patients Once Cancer Treatment Ends
15. GU Cancers Symposium Housing and Early Registration Deadline Approaching
16. ASCO, Journal of Clinical Oncology Relaunch Disease-Specific Cancer Portals
17. JCO Rapid Communications: Fast-Tracked Article Now Available
18. New Early Release Articles from JOP
19. Deadline Extended - Call for Papers: Payer/Provider Relationships in Oncology


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Sandown, NH 03873-0643
Telephone (603) 887-1948

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