The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1964, with overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention and ensuring that all patients with cancer receive care of the highest quality. More than 25,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines (medical, radiation, and surgical oncology) and subspecialties. Members include physicians and health-care professionals participating in approved oncology training programs, oncology nurses, and other practitioners with a predominant interest in oncology.
The mission of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology.
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Since 1974, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) has been the premier education and advocacy organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team. ACCC promotes the entire continuum of quality cancer care for our patients and our communities. For more than 30 years, ACCC has been helping oncology professionals adapt to the complex changes of delivering quality cancer care while responding to regulatory and legislative changes.
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The APAO is a non-profit specialty organization affiliated with the American Academy of Physician Assistants that consists of PAs working in the field of oncology. APAO members practice in both clinical and research settings
COA is a non-profit organization dedicated solely to community oncology. COA was founded by community oncology to advocate for community oncology. In only five years of existence, COA has successfully fought back substantial reimbursement cuts, secured increases in reimbursement, mobilized community oncology to become more politically active, and increased awareness on Capitol Hill about the community cancer care delivery system.
The MCC is a statewide, broad-based partnership that strives to include all interested public and private organizations. MCC provides a forum for collaboration (communication, coordination, and the sharing of resources) to reduce the burden of cancer among the residents of Michigan by achieving the Consortium's research-based and results-oriented cancer prevention and control priorities.
MOQC was launched in 2009 and is part of the Value Partnership Program of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). They are one of twenty collaboratives that collect and share data (from hospitals or practices or both) to design and implement changes that improve outcomes of complex, technical areas of care.
MOQC is working on selecting the best quality measures in oncology care, identifying ways to collect data from patient records, and analyzing data in a way that it is most meaningful for physicians and practices. Finally, submitting this information to payers efficiently will increase turnaround time for reimbursement.
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of over 37,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing