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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“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.

 

Yesterday, the California Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization approved a bill AB 768 that would ban smokeless tobacco at the state's major- and minor-league baseball venues. Before its advancement, the bill was amended to exempt traditional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes. Click here for more information.

 

Noridian/JEMAC has posted the following updates to its website http://med.noridianmedicare.com/web/jeb :

* MLN Connects Provider eNews:

Announcements--Newly Approved Drugs and Biologicals: Quarterly Provider Update for April 2015; CMS Accepting Suggestions for Potential PQRS Measures; Proposed Rule Outlines EHR Requirements for Providers for 2015-2017. Click here for more information.

 

An Urban Institute survey published last week finds that the rate of uninsured U.S. residents fell by 50% in California, Washington, D.C., and the other 28 states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, the uninsured rate in states that did not expand their Medicaid programs dropped by about 30%. Click here for more information.

 

Obama Proposes That Medicare Be Given the Right to Negotiate the Cost of Drugs. Efforts to create precision medicines that use genetic information to aid treatment can cost well over $50,000 and as high as $311,000, raising issues for users and the Medicare system. Click here for more information.

 

Over the weekend, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) submitted their annual report to Congress on the first year of Open Payments. Each year, CMS is required to submit a report to Congress summarizing the payments made by applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations to physicians and teaching hospitals, as well as any penalties CMS assessed based on noncompliance with the program. The document is an interesting “inside-look” into CMS’s activity, and offers the industry an idea of where the agency is headed with Open Payments, including program implementation improvements, and, perhaps more importantly, where CMS is focusing their enforcement efforts. Click here for more information

  • 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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