About MOASC Membership

2012 Year In Review

Membership
MOASC had 404 physician members which include: 84 Solo practitioners, 64 Group practices, 9 ANCO Members, 2 Academic Institutions and 3 retired oncologists. www.moasc.org    

MOASC Contracting Network
With 164 participating physicians, the MOASC Contracting Network, Inc. (MCN) has developed pathways for breast, lung, colon, and supportive care, and currently working with Wellpoint and Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions to implement, manage and expand use of these initial pathways to improve the quality and costs of cancer care in California.  http://moasc-mcn.com/
                                                
MOASC Purchasing Network
The MOASC Purchasing Network, Inc. (MPN) formally announced the unanimous selection of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions as their primary healthcare solutions partner to administer the drug distribution contract effective July 1, 2012. Formed by MOASC, to function exclusively as a group purchasing organization for its members, the MPN mission is to negotiate prices and arrange for the purchases of oncology drugs, supplies, and equipment directly from manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and wholesalers for the benefit of the member practices of MOASC. http://moascpurchasing.com/

OPEN - Oncology Patient Emergency Network

 www.OPEN-Central.net

LunchTime Series Teleconferences
JAN. Medicare & Billing Update, Bobbi Buell, Principal, onPoint Oncology, LLC.
FEB. Human Resources Update, Beverly Bailey, President, Bailey Strategic Human Resources.
MAR. Evaluation and Management Services, Marty E. Neltner, Neltner Billing and Consulting.
APR. Healthcare Reform Update, Jeremy N. Miller, Miller Health Law Group, APLC.
MAY. Medi-Cal Billing Update, Remy Turner, Southern California Regional Representative, EDS/Medi-Cal
JUN. Hot topics: Social Media in Medicine, Fraud/Thievery in the practice, Financial Benchmarks, Staff issues, Stress Management, Charles Denny, Charles Denny Consulting.
JUL. Physician Dispensing Programs, Patrick Contrado B.S., M.S, RPH, Director, Pharmacy Services, ION and Oral Medication Compliance, Flora Woo, MSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Consultant.
AUG. Stop Workplace Drama, Marlene Chism, author/founder of the stop your drama methodology an 8-part empowerment process.
SEP. EMR's in the Oncology field, Shane Bien, VP, Sales & Marketing, GeniusDoc. EHR Assessment, Evaluation, Selection, & Implementation, Rosemarie Nelson, Principal, MGMA Healthcare Consulting Grp.  
OCT. Transitioning to ICD-10-CM, Dawn Holcombe, MBA, FACMPE, ACHE, President, DGH Consulting.
NOV. Current Trends in Oncology Management, Lee Goldberg, Director, Syndicated Research, The Zitter Group. 

Meetings
USC Fellow Program 1/26/12 in Los Angeles.
UCSD/Scripps Fellow Program 2/20-21/12 in La Jolla.
General Membership Meeting 5/2/12 in Los Angeles. Dr. Robert A. Moss, MOASC President presented Dr. Lawrence D. Piro with the "2011 Outstanding Physician Achievement Award" in appreciation of dedicated service to the association and advocating access to community oncology care. Podium Presentation by Lawrence D. Piro, MD, "New Approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of relapsed refractory PTCL" sponsored by: Allos Therapeutics.
MOASC Oncology Billing 102 Seminar 7/11/12. Marty E. Neltner, Neltner Billing and Consulting.
Best of ASCO MOASC Reception for members & faculty  8/10/12 in San Diego. Research To Practice with Dr. Neil Love 9/22/12 in Los Angeles.
ONS Chemotherapy Recertification Course 9/28-29/12.
General Membership Meeting 11/14/12 in Irvine. Abraxane Update, Michael Kosty, MD, Scripps. MOASC Contracting Network Update, Lawrence D. Piro, MD, MCN Chairman of the Board, MOASC Purchasing Network Update, Varun Gupta, M.D., MPN President. “State of Oncology, Post-Election,” Ted Okon, Executive Director, COA.
Administrator Meeting 12/6/12 in Riverside. 2012 Oncology Trend Report, Dawn Holcombe, MBA, President, DGH Consulting. Managing an Oncology Clinic Through the Eyes of an Accountant, Ricky Newton, CPA, Practice Administrator, Cancer Specialists of Tidewater. Palmetto Billing Update, Cheryl Bradley, Sr. Provider Relations Representative, J1 Provider Outreach and Education, Palmetto GBA.

MOASC Presence in 2012
Palmetto GBA California Medicare Carrier – Dr. Patel
DHS – Dr. Rundall
ACCC – Dr. Presant
ASCO – Dr. Moss State Affiliate So. CA representative, Dr. Wallach MAC representative, MOASC State Affiliate Booth at Annual Conference. ASCO’s Quality Care Symposium, 11/30-12/1/12 in San Diego.
ASH – Dr. Moss and Dr. Wallach.
CMA – Dr. Alexson House of Delegates Member and Dr. Rundall Specialty Society representative.
COA – Mariana Lamb, Board of Directors and Ann Womack California representative to Administrators Network. 
NCCN – Mariana Lamb, State Oncology Society Forum   
   
Thank you to the following sponsors for assisting MOASC in achieving their mission in 2012.
Platinum: MPN, Allos Therapeutics, Celgene, GeniusDoc, McKesson Specialty Health, Oncology Supply/ION
Diamond: Millennium, the Takeda Oncology Company, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, Lilly Oncology
Gold: Novartis, Sanofi Oncology
Silver: Pfizer, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Bayer Healthcare, Eisai, Genomic Health, Genentech, Glaxo SmithKline, Innovatix,  Janssen Biotech, Merck Oncology, ONYX Pharmaceuticals, Seattle Genetics, Teva Oncology, Veridex.

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