The guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on screening, follow-up of positive screening results, and treatment of women with cervical pre-cancers. This is the second in a series of three resource-stratified guidelines, which provide recommendations tailored to health resource availability.
Applications are open for the 2017 Quality Training Program. Next year’s in-person sessions will be held in Dallas and Portland, Oregon; the locations will change each year with planned international expansion. The program is designed to train oncology health care providers to investigate and implement data-driven quality improvement and manage clinical and administrative processes and outcomes.
Practices now can complete all of their Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements through QOPI®, ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative. QOPI—an oncologist-led, practice-based quality assessment program—is free to all users, and PQRS reporting is free to any practice with an ASCO member.
Data from 4,529 patients enrolled in the German Hodgkin Study showed that at 5 years post-treatment, 20% of survivors had severe fatigue (sFA). Of those 20%, 57% were working or pursuing an education, compared to 84% of survivors without sFA. sFA was also associated with financial problems These long-term observations underscores the need to address fatigue as a significant diagnosis.
CMS released its final rule on the Quality Payment Program, which, under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), changes the way physicians are reimbursed under Medicare Part B. The agency responded to stakeholder concerns by extending the MACRA transition period until at least 2018. ASCO is still analyzing rule and will provide comprehensive details and guidance soon.
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ASCO Symposia bring together specialists from around the world to offer educational content and the latest scientific discoveries in the respective fields, while providing ample time for networking and collaboration. Upcoming Symposia include the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care in Research, Genitourinary Cancers Symposium and more.
The 2016 Annual Meeting brought together over 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world. Join us next year in Chicago at the 2017 Annual Meeting, featuring world-renowned faculty and educational sessions about state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field.