MDCSCO is dedicated to ensuring you stay informed during the COVID-19 crisis. Click above to find all of the latest resources from ASCO, ASH, COA, HOSS, and important Industry News related to the crisis.

COVID-19 News Specific to MDCSCO Members:

Financial Resources for Maryland Businesses, Find out more


BREAKING NEWS: National healthcare organizations urge Governors and Insurance Commissioners throughout the country to support broad coverage and payment of telemedicine services even after the COVID-19 pandemic ends. Read the letters to the Governors and the Insurance Commissioners here.


The Maryland and District of Columbia Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (“MDCSCO”) is committed to improving the quality and delivery of care in medical oncology in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. We promote appropriate standards of care in oncology and cooperate with investigators conducting cancer research.

In addition, we assist in the continuing education of oncologists and educate the public, the government, insurance carriers, and other health care providers about appropriate prevention of cancer and other therapeutic options for patients with cancer.

We encourage you to join more than 400 current members in providing the leadership in our progressive future. Click here to find out more about our membership.

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TELEMEDICINE UPDATE
MDCSCO is sharing this table containing telemedicine updates with the permission of the compiler. While this content is thought to be reliable, we suggest you verify the accuracy before taking action based on this information.

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CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION FROM THE CDC
CDC is working across the Department of Health and Human Services and across the U.S. government in the public health response to COVID-19.
Please see links below for additional information:


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL PROVIDERS
FROM THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

As of January 1, 2021, there will be significant changes to the office and outpatient Evaluation and Management (E&M) services (CPT ® codes 99202-99215) for both new and established patients.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ONCOLOGISTS

NO MORE DUES!

The Maryland and District of Columbia Society of Clinical Oncology now offers FREE professional memberships to physician oncologists. Click here for the flyer.

As a member, you get the following benefits:

  • Free attendance at ALL MDCSCO events.
  • A legislative voice on issues of high priority to the practice of oncology.
  • Being a member of one of the U.S.'s strongest ASCO state affiliates and representation at ASCO.
  • Representation at NCCN.
  • Opportunity to be considered for elected office and other leadership roles within MDCSCO.

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Upcoming Virtual Events

Annual Membership Meeting
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Reception at 7pm, Program at 8pm

Join us (virtually!) for our annual membership meeting featuring Delia Chiaramonte, MD, Director, Gilchrist Integrative Palliative Medicine Program, Medical Director Integrative and Palliative Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, speaking on the topic Integrative Medicine in the Care of Oncology Patients/. Registration is free for MDCSCO members. Click here for more information and to register.


The Pfizer Oncology team has created a Speaker Program On Demand Site that now houses a program presented by Jennifer R. Klemp, PhD, MPH, entitled Addressing Cancer Health Disparities: Understanding Drivers and Looking Toward Change. This program is for healthcare professionals and illustrates the disparate health outcomes that exist across the cancer care continuum. The program provides an understanding of the factors contributing to healthcare disparities, the effect on health outcomes, and potential approaches to overcoming barriers that may negate optimal cancer care in vulnerable populations. Click here to review the program brochure.


Events Offered by Other Groups:

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), the world’s leading member-driven organization specifically dedicated to improving cancer patient outcomes by advancing the science and application of cancer immunotherapy, is offering a live virtual program on Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) on Thursday, October 8th, 2020, from 2:30 to 8:30 pm. Click here for more information and to register.

Member News

Arun Bhandari, MDCSCO board member, has just been named to serve on the Maryland Health Care Commission. He also serves on the Maryland State Council of Cancer Control. Dr. Bhandari is with Chesapeake Oncology Hematology Associates in Annapolis.


CMS has released the OPPS and PFS proposed rules for 2021.
Comments are due by October 5th at 5:00 pm ET. Key takeaways are available for the OPPS and PFS from our corporate partner J&J.


ASCO Virtual Advocacy Day - September 16, 2020
Click here to view the attendees.


Current News

  • October 13, 2020 - The Latest Circuit Court Ruling on 340B Program Effect on Practices, Find out more
  • October 8, 2020 - On October 2, after consultation with public health officials, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, pursuant to the authority vested in him under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, renewed the public health emergency effective October 23, 2020.
  • October 6, 2020 - Supreme Court scrutinizes Arkansas law that regulates PBM payments to pharmacies, Find out more
  • September 29, 2020 - Insurers Move to Stop Waiving Telehealth Copays - Find out more
  • September 18, 2020 - CMS Finalizes Radiation Oncology Model - Find out more
  • September 16, 2020 - AACR Releases Its Inaugural Cancer Disparities Report - Find out more
  • September 1, 2020 - CMS Quietly Resumes Practice Audits, Find out more


ONLINE RESOURCES

RxVantage recently shared a panel discussion of oncology experts from around the country who have exhibited impressive leadership amid COVID-19. These executives met via video conference to share experiences, discuss strategies that have worked (as well as those that have not), and their plans for moving forward. Click below to view each presentation: