ASCO Launches New Website Focused on the Business of Oncology

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ASCO is launching ASCO Practice Central, a new website that serves as an online information hub to help oncology professionals navigate a complicated and ever-changing practice environment while providing high-quality patient care. The first ASCO website dedicated to the business of oncology, ASCO Practice Central provides a one-stop, centralized resource that oncology practices can use to address a wide range of practical issues, including changes to physician reimbursement, quality reporting requirements, and business management practices.

ASCO Practice Central offers oncology practices easy-to-access information, tools, and resources that are designed to foster effective business practices and support high-quality patient care. Website content is developed by leading oncology management experts and includes such topics as:

  • Up-to-date information on how to comply with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the Quality Payment Program (QPP)
  • Instructions for participating in the ASCO Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Reporting Registry
  • How to identify and address staff burnout
  • Tips to recruit and hire new physicians
  • Advice on building effective partnerships with patients.

Oncology professionals can also turn to ASCO Practice Central for other features, including Oncology Practice Insider, a blog that provides up-to-date news and insight on the successful management of oncology practice and the delivery of high-quality patient care; an online career center, where oncology professionals can search for new opportunities; and a calendar of key oncology practice events organized by ASCO or other organizations throughout the world, and upcoming deadlines related to ASCO practice programs. Practices can also learn more about ASCO’s practice support programs, including PracticeNET, ASCO Consulting Services, and ASCO’s Practice Engagement Program through the new website.

New information and tools will be available on ASCO Practice Central over the next few months. To suggest new topic areas or to provide feedback on the site, please e-mail, and don’t forget to bookmark ASCO Practice Central at ■

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