The ASH Practice Forum this evening from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Rosen Centre, Signature I, will address best practices to help hematology practices survive the extraordinary challenges facing the specialty.
Challenges include maintaining a workforce with the competencies to treat the wide range of non-malignant and malignant conditions that present to hematologists, assuring the financial sustainability of a practice based largely on evaluation and management reimbursement, and developing approaches to insure that quality measures and maintenance of certification are efficiently embedded into the practice.
The session will begin with an overview of changes in the health-care system and key innovation principles that cross the spectrum of health care by Dr. William C. Rupp, vice president of operations at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL. This will be followed by a discussion of specific innovations that successful hematology practices have deployed by Stuart Feldman, MD, a senior partner of a physician-owned multi-specialty group practice with more than 150 physicians, and Thomas Marsland, MD, of Florida Oncology Associates, a practice of 28 hematologists and oncologists. The program will also feature a legislative update on the latest changes to Medicare physician reimbursement.
A special reception for practitioners will follow the Practice Forum. The reception provides an opportunity for attendees to network and talk directly with members of the ASH Committee on Practice to express issues of concern, learn more about the Society’s practice-related initiatives, and share personal experiences.
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