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GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY AT WORK!

Update on LB 882 known as the "chemo parity bill". This legislation passed and was signed by Governor Heineman on 4/6/2012 originally with a sunset / expiration date. In the most recent legislative session, the sunset date for this bill was removed. Thank you for all those who helped by sending letters into senators and serving as advocates for our patients! 7/26/14

WITH SO MUCH GOING ON WITH ADVOCACY EFFORTS  - WE HAVE DEDICATED A PAGE THAT YOU CAN NAVIGATE SMOOTHLY - PLEASE GO TO OUR ASCO IN ACTION PAGE BY CLICKING HERE

OCTOBER 14th Meeting: Anthony's Steakhouse. 

Come learn about news and updates from ASCO and N.O.S. We are pleased Dr. Stephanie Koraleski, Ph.D. is our guest speaker - come learn about how to incorporate Psychosocial interventions into the survivorship care plan, learn local resources to offer to our patients! This is going to be a great presentation for all, physicians, fellows, NP/PA's, Nurses, Navigators, and social work! Please register today, no fee for N.O.S. Members. Just $30 for non-members which includes Anthony's delicious buffet! Click below to go to the Events page and register:

Events

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WHITE PAPER: 

A Pathway for Change: Supporting the Shift to Patient-Centered Cancer Research and Care and Addressing Value and Cost of Cancer Care -identifies policy options for both public and private stakeholders that would support the shift toward patient-centered cancer research and care while  addressing rising healthcare costs

Click link below for document. 

a-pathway-for-change_turning-the-tide-against-cancer_issue-brief.pdf


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C.M.S. RELEASES "ROAD TO 10"

DOCUMENT TO HELP WITH TRANSITION TO   ICD-10 - to view click the link below

http://www.roadto10.org/

 

 

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 ASCO GUIDELINE UPDATE: HER 2 POSITIVE BREAST CANCER WITH  BRAIN METS -

 click HERE for more info! 


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ASCO Research Program Quality Assessment Tool: Basics for a Quality Community-Based Research Site

ASCO Research Program Quality Assessment Tool is designed to help community-based research sites exceed the minimum standards of conducting clinical research and provides an overview of ASCO’s recommendations for the important components of an internal quality assessment program.

 A checklist tool is also provided to help sites conduct an assessment of whether their program includes these important components. 

The quality components are largely based on the ASCO Statement on Minimum Standards and Exemplary Attributes of Clinical Trial Sites (Zon et al, JCO, 2008). To access the Tool, please click here.

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 ASCO Payment Reform Educational Series

This five-part ASCO in Action educational series is designed to help ASCO members better understand the complex issue of physician payment reform:  Part 1 provides an overview of the issue; Part 2 discusses the Sustainable Growth Rate formula; Part 3 provides details on the current buy and bill system of reimbursing for oncology drugs; Part 4 discusses payment reform options being considered as alternatives to the current fee-for-service system and calls to action; and Part 5 presents a proposal for patient-centered reform through an episodic approach to oncology care. 

Useful Links
Payment Reform Glossary of Terms
Latest News on Payment Reform



UPCOMING MEETINGS

05 Nov 2014 6:00 PM (CST) • ANTHONY' STEAKHOUSE (7220 F. Street, Omaha NE)
24 Jan 2015 7:00 AM • OMAHA MARRIOTT HOTEL, REGENCY

N.O.S PRESIDENT IN THE NEWS!

Did you see the editorial published in The Omaha World Herald? Check it out here 

Thank you Dr. Hauke for serving as a great advocate for patients with cancer and for inspiring us all to write our elected officials to improve funding for cancer clinical trials! 

 


                                         

NEW DRUGS & PRODUCTS

TO SEE THE LIST OF DRUG & PRODUCT UPDATES GO  TO "NEWS" PAGE:

  New Drugs/Therapies

 

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Thank you to our Corporate Members!

Nebraska Oncology Society
c/o Nebraska Medical Association

233 South 13th Street, Ste 1200 Lincoln, NE 68508

402-474-4472 (phone)

402-474-2198 (fax)

attn: Sarah Dunbar, Associate Director of N.O.S

OR Email Executive Director Natalie C. Mandolfo, MSN, APRN-NP at NOS@COX.NET

 


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