To ensure access to quality and affordable care for cancer patients within their communities

Since 1990, MOASC has represented more than 400 oncologists in California and neighboring states. Our association has succeeded in providing value to membership through the creation of the MOASC Purchasing Network (MPN), a GPO for purchasing of drugs and medical office supplies; and the MOASC Contracting Network (MCN) created to represent California medical oncologists in developing new contracting and financial relationships with Payors, promote clinical integration, and enhance the quality, and cost effectiveness, of the medical care provided to cancer patients.

 

MOASC is the source of valuable information for their members through their weekly newsletter the California Oncology Weekly, monthly webinars, meetings, certification courses, and practice management consulting. MOASC strives to continue to succeed in ensuring the continued practice of community oncology care, thereby insuring greater access to oncology treatments for the cancer patient.

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Upcoming Events

“Top 5 Claims Mistakes for infused products.” The emphasis of this video is to encourage healthcare professionals to focus on complete documentation and reduction in claims denials by improving the claims process. To view the video, click here: www.Top5ClaimsMistakesVideo.com. This is being brought to you by Genentech.

 

The California Medical Association (CMA) has updated the 2015 PQRS and Value-Based Modifier Getting Started Guide. The Guide is free to CMA members and is available http://www.cmanet.org/resource-library/detail/?item=2014-pqrs-getting-started-guide. For more information click here.

 

There will be a Common Working File (CWF) "Dark" day on Saturday, May 2, 2015. This means the CWF online Health Insurance Master Record (HIMR) inquiry may not return results on this day. If the information is not provided, the inquiry may be performed the following day.

Claim Status and Redetermination Submission will not be available in Endeavor.  Redeterminations, Claim Status / Details, Patient Information, MSP Information, and Crossover Information will not be available on the IVR. For more information click here.

 

The House passed legislation (HR2) that immediately repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and takes a giant leap forward toward meaningful and urgently needed Medicare physician payment reform. The Senate failed to consider HR2 prior to recessing and will need to consider the legislation upon its return in mid-April. ANCO, MOASC, and ASCO ask all members to contact their Senators (at http://www.asco.org/advocacy/21-medicare-cut-becomes-reality-unless-senators-repeal-sgr-next-week ) For more information click here.

 

Beginning on April 15th, 2015, CMS will release held MPFS claims, paying at the reduced rate, based on the negative update, on a first-in, first-out basis, while continuing to hold new claims as they are received. CMS will release one day's worth of held claims, processing and paying at the rate that reflects the negative update. At the same time, CMS will hold the receipts for that day, thus, continuing to hold 10 days' worth of claims in total. This is to provide continuing cash flow to providers, albeit at the rate that reflects the negative update. This “rolling hold” will help minimize the number of claims requiring reprocessing should Congress pass legislation changing the negative update.  For more information click here.

 

  • LunchTime Series Teleconferences

    LunchTime Series Teleconference at 12:00pm-PST.

     

    April 29th

     

    To register email moasc@moasc.org or call 909-985-9061 ext. 1.

  • SAVE THE DATE! MOASC General Membership Meeting on Saturday, May 9th

    SAVE THE DATE! MOASC General Membership Meeting on Saturday, May 9th at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills will train billers, physicians, and interested parties, alike on the ICD-10 coding system to be launched October 1, 2015. Billers program is on Friday May 8th at 10:00am and for the physicians on Saturday May 9th. MOASC has also secured an Axess Oncology advisory board for Saturday, May 9th.

  • April 29th at 12:00pm is MOASC LunchTime Series presentation of MOASC/ANCO Patient Survey Solution

    April 29th at 12:00pm is MOASC LunchTime Series presentation of MOASC/ANCO Patient Survey Solution, presented by Thomas P. Jeffrey, President, SullivanLuallinGroup. As quality of care and patient satisfaction is one of the primary components used by payers to assess physicians' quality, you cannot afford to miss this presentation. Besides which, your patients' visit experience effects loyalty and willingness to refer friends and family, and these can have major effect on the success of your practice. You need to know how your patients feel about your systems, services and performance. MOASC and ANCO are pleased to announce that they have partnered with SullivanLuallinGroup to offer their members a discounted patient survey solution. This webcast is scheduled for the lunch hour so as to provide the opportunity for the physicians and practice management team of each practice to participate. For more information and to register for this webcast, e-mail the MOASC office at moasc@moasc.org, instructions will be e-mailed to registrants in advance of the webcast.

  • May 8th is MOASC's Biller's Program at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills

    May 8th is MOASC's Biller's Program at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Coding expert Bobbi Buell will educate attendees on the entire oncology component of the new ICD-10 coding system to be launched October 1, 2015

  • May 9th is MOASC's General Membership Meeting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

    May 9th is MOASC's General Membership Meeting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Physicians are invited to Axess Oncology's Roundtable discussion on Myelodysplastic Neoplasms. Oncology coding expert, Bobbi Buell, will educate physicians on their component of the new ICD-10 coding system to be launched October 1, 2015

  • AONN+ West Coast Regional Meeting • May 18-20, 2015 • Motif Seattle Hotel • Seattle, Washington 5

    AONN+ West Coast Regional Meeting • May 18-20, 2015 • Motif Seattle Hotel • Seattle, Washington

    AONN+ will continue to advance the navigation profession by expanding the scope of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and NEXT (Navigators Exploring Xtra Tracks) day sessions through this regional meeting. In addition, this  meeting will address the evolving challenges of program improvement, the role of personalized medicine, and implementation of best practices in navigation, survivorship, and psychosocial care. Click here to learn more & register today.

Highlighted Information

  • Cancer in America

    Cancer in America – this is a short animated video about what we can ALL do to fight cancer.

    http://www.publichealth.org/public-awareness/cancer/

  • Oncology Drug Database

    Oncology Drug Database, a comprehensive Oncology Drug Database that provides authoritative information on coding, billing, and reimbursement for oncology drugs. It has both provider administered (“Part B”) and prescribed (“Part D”) drugs commonly used in treating cancer patients in the ambulatory setting, including both therapeutics and supportive care products.    Access the ACCC Oncology Drug Database here.

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