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Free Webinar: “Changes in Medicare for 2016: Using ASCO’s Clinical Affairs Department as a Resource”

ASCO's free national webinar, “Changes in Medicare for 2016: Using ASCO’s Clinical Affairs Department as a Resource” was held Monday, January 11th from 4:00-5:30 PM ET.  This webinar provided oncologists and their staff updates on the following key areas.

  • 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and HOPPS
  • Billing and Coding Updates
  • MACRA Highlights
  • Overview of ASCO’s new Clinical Affairs Department
  • ASCO Resources

Please click the webinar link above to access the slides and other materials from the webinar.


Understanding Medicare

Get basic information about Medicare, including details on the various parts of the program. Learn More

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS)

Because the MPFS and HOPPS have an impact on oncology practices, ASCO provides summaries of and comments on the rules each year. Learn More

Medicare Part B Drug and Average Sales Price

Access information on reimbursement of drugs, a process that typically falls outside of the MPFS. Learn More

ASCO’s Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) Program

ASCO provides a number of educational resources on Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). These resources have been developed for the oncology community and for Carrier Advisory Committees (CAC) representatives. Specific resources have also been developed for CAC representatives, all of which can be found in this section:

Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Program

Get information on how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) supports efforts to identify fraud and abuse. Learn More