Jul 24, 2017
ASCO is launching its new Practice Engagement Program to help administrators, physicians, and other members of the care team navigate ASCO tools, programs, and resources available to help oncology practices respond to the changes occurring in the cancer care delivery system.
“As lawmakers continue to debate health care reform, and existing policy that transforms Medicare reimbursement is implemented, oncology practices are facing significant administrative burdens that take resources from patient care as they learn to navigate all the changes that are underway,” said Stephen Grubbs, MD, FASCO, Vice President of Clinical Affairs for ASCO. “The Practice Engagement Program will provide practices with a dedicated personal ASCO contact who can guide them to the ASCO resources that are available for navigating this transition—allowing providers and administrators to spend more time providing the highest quality cancer care to their patients.”
Building on an array of resources developed to help practices remain viable and thrive during this turbulent period, the new Practice Engagement Team will help participating practices learn more about the specific ASCO services and programs that can best support their needs.
The new Practice Engagement Team can answer questions, such as:
- “Does ASCO have resources to help us improve our Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) score?”
- “How can my practice benchmark our performance against other practices on business and operations metrics?”
- “Can ASCO help my practice transition from volume-based to value-based care?”
- “How can I demonstrate my practice’s commitment to quality?”
After understanding the needs of each specific practice, the Practice Engagement Team can also point to ASCO resources that can help practices resolve challenges, prepare for changes, and succeed in an ever-changing practice environment. Resources include:
- PracticeNET – A learning collaborative that allows oncology practices to share best practices from peers to enhance business operations
- ASCO COME HOME – An oncology medical home program designed to help practices transition to value-based care and meet MACRA requirements
- Quality Training Program – A course that teaches teams to balance quality improvement projects with competing priorities
- Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) – An practice-based quality assessment program designed to promote excellence in cancer care
- QOPI® Certification Program – A three-year certification program to help practices validate processes and demonstrate commitment to quality
- ASCO University – A comprehensive, constantly updated eLearning Center that advances lifelong education and learning
- New Membership Categories for Advanced Practice Providers (APP) and Practice Administrators – In recognition of their continued and expanding role on the cancer care team
The Practice Engagement Team is here to help you. Learn more.