Practice / Clinic Administration
MSHO has long recognized the crucial role clinic and practice administrators play in the care of Michigan’s cancer patients. Charged with oversight of the business dealings of the oncology practice, human resources, public relations, strategic planning, compliance monitoring, inventory management and anything else that comes up, the administrator must be kept current on all regulations, reimbursement changes and trends in this very specialized management setting.
The Society offers trainings and sorts and disseminates key information for distribution to our administrators. Perhaps the greatest service MSHO offers this dedicated group is the Society’s facilitation of networking opportunities through our meetings and administrators’ list serve. The sharing of best practices and concerns in a trusted environment empowers managers in their ongoing challenges to keep their practices and clinics economically viable while delivering high quality cancer care.
By, Michelle Weiss, CHONC, MSHO Senior Reimbursement Consultant
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has thes overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention and ensuring that all patients with cancer receive care of the highest quality.
ASCO University’s mission is to provide a comprehensive eLearning Center that supports lifelong learning. Stay current on your learning, MOC and CME needs with over 100 courses available!
The mission of ASH is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology.
The ASH MACRA webpage is dedicated to keeping ASH members up-to-date on the Quality Payment Program (QPP), part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
This page provides links to patient assistance programs and sample letters of appeal for high-cost drugs, links to REMS resources, an up-to-date list of hematologic drug shortages, resources for physicians dealing with shortages, and links to ASH/FDA webinars featuring an unbiased discussion of newly approved drugs and their uses.
Pediatric to Adult Hematologic Care Transitions
This page offers links to assessment and summary forms designed to facilitate discussion about patient transitions from pediatric to adult care.
ACE is a national organization whose focus is to promote the advancement of its members' professional standing and personal achievement through continuing education in oncology management, research, strategic planning, and program development.
ACCC has been the premier education and advocacy organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team. ACCC promotes the entire continuum of quality cancer care for our patients and our communities.
The mission of CAN, consistent with the overall mission of COA, is to enhance communications among practice administrators within community oncology practices, especially relating to operational and reimbursement issues
The mission of the Michigan State Medical Society is to promote a health care environment that supports physicians in caring for and enhancing the health of Michigan citizens through science, quality, and ethics in the practice of medicine."
Practice Management Institute® works with health care systems, hospitals, medical societies, provider organizations, and learning institutions nationwide to provide training for administrative staff working in outpatient facilities. Classes address the latest updates relevant to medical office coding, billing, operations and compliance. Since 1983, thousands of medical office professionals have attended PMI training; nearly 20,000 have earned one or more PMI certifications in their area(s) of expertise.
ASH's e-bulletin for relevant practice management information. Email for enrollment information.
The goal of The Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) is to be an authoritative resource on clinical and administrative management for practicing oncologists.
Elaine Towle, CMPE, ASCO editor, provides this bi-weekly e-digest for practice management. Email to enroll.
Oplinc is a national organization that was founded with the purpose of developing a collaborative environment within the oncology community. Email Rise Cleland to enroll.