ASCO is working—through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care—toward a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. With the goal of ensuring that all patients receive the high-quality care they expect and deserve, ASCO is committed to helping oncology practices thrive in the ever-changing, ever-demanding health-care delivery system.
ASCO Clinical Affairs is a one-stop shop for the operations side of cancer care, from educational resources and practical tools to help transition practices to a value-based reimbursement system, to data and information to enhance business operations and quality of care.
Established in 2014 and staffed by national leaders in clinical oncology care and practice management, ASCO Clinical Affairs supports practicing oncologists, oncology administrators, and oncology practices in all settings across the United States—large and small community practices, hospital-based oncology departments and practices, and those in academic and research institutions. ASCO’s Clinical Affairs team helps practices collaborate with others across the country, innovating their delivery of cancer care and responding to the growing economic and administrative challenges that all oncology practices face today.
The range of educational tools, training programs, services, and resources ASCO Clinical Affairs offers practices include:
Practice Management Support
Quality Performance and Improvement
ASCO Practice Consulting Services and Support
ASCO Clinical Affairs also provides cross-cutting consulting services to individual practices, offering comprehensive, personalized support. These services include:
ASCO COME HOME
ASCO has also collaborated with Innovative Oncology Business Solutions, Inc. (IOBS) on ASCO COME HOME, an oncology medical home program designed to transition community oncology practices from volume-based to value-based care by structuring reimbursement around the full range of services needed by patients with cancer. ASCO COME HOME will also prepare practices for full implementation of the Quality Payment Program, authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
Initial COME HOME practices have demonstrated the model’s effectiveness at improving health outcomes, enhancing patient-care experiences, and positioning practices for success in an evolving health-care delivery system—all while reducing overall costs.
Learn more about ASCO’s Practice Consulting Services and Support and the full range of services and resources offered by ASCO Clinical Affairs at www.asco.org/clinicalaffairs or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. ■
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