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The Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) has published in its November issue, a special series that represents the results of a unique project launched in 2014 by ASCO and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to heighten awareness of ways to enhance team-based care in oncology.
ASCO’s has issued a policy brief supporting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation for a 2-dose series of 9vHPV to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers.
On October 26, the work of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care (RLCCC) was highlighted on ABC’s Good Morning America. RLCCC is a recipient of ASCO’s Quality Improvement Grant and a member of the 2016-17 Quality Training Program class.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched their 30-day preview period for Physician Compare. Physician Compare is the website created by CMS to house publically reported performance scores for clinicians and group practices that provide Medicare services.
On Oct. 16, applications opened for ASCO’s 2017 Quality Training Program, which is shifting its training model to regional settings. The program is designed to train oncology health care providers to investigate and implement data-driven quality improvement and manage clinical and administrative processes and outcomes.
This year, October 16–22, has been designated as National Quality Week, a period dedicated to celebrating the contributions that health care professionals make and their impact on the field. ASCO is using this time to recognize the oncology professionals and members at practices around the nation who are engaged in the various quality and measures initiatives that the Society offers.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) applauds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for taking a critical step toward transitioning Medicare from volume-based reimbursement to a system that emphasizes high-quality, patient-centered care. In today’s release of the MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP), CMS has demonstrated welcomed flexibility and choices for clinicians.
The October print issue of the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) is a Special Series on ASCO’s 2016 Quality Care Symposium (QCS). The issue features research and highlights from the meeting that brought together top leaders in the field to share strategies and methods for measuring and improving the quality and safety of cancer care.
On Sept. 21, the Journal of Global Oncology published the article “Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Can Guide and Improve Oncology Providers’ Training in Brazil,” which outlines a study showing how ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) measures were used to examine the care of patients with breast, colorectal, lymphoma, gynecology, and lung cancers at Brazilian public university hospital.
On Sept. 21, the Journal of Global Oncology published the article “QOPI International, or How to Globalize Quality?” which discusses Hygeia Hospital’s experience using ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) and becoming the first international QOPI-certified practice.
A recent blog post by Andrew Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), outlined four options that will allow providers to select the pace at which they implement the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act in their practices in 2017.
ASCO is pleased to announce that oncology practices can now complete all of their Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements through the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) platform.
Two studies on Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measures from ASCO’s 2016 Quality Care Symposium (QCS) are a part of an upcoming Journal of Oncology Practice QCS Specials Series.
A foreword by Joseph O. Jacobson, MD, MSc, Craig Earle, MD, MSc, and Michael Neuss, MD, in the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) shares the highlights and impact of the fourth American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium (QCS) and looks ahead to next year’s symposium and how it can benefit all oncology professionals.