By, Michelle Weiss, CHONC, MSHO Senior Reimbursement Consultant
LARA has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions
The mission of the Michigan State Medical Society is to improve the lives of physicians so they may best care for the people they serve. When physicians join MSMS, they are making a strong statement about leadership for physicians and advocacy for patients. They understand that when policymakers consider issues affecting medical practice and patients, they want MSMS leadership at the table. MSMS is the physician's voice, the physician's strength and the profession's best advocate during medicine's most turbulent times.
The mission of the AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, and communication. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research find
Since its founding in 1936 to answer a public call to establish more uniform standards for physicians, Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties. Certification has meant that internists have demonstrated – to their peers and to the public – that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.
ABIM is not a membership society, but a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization. Our accountability is both to the profession of medicine and to the public.
The American Institute for Cancer Research is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer prevention, interprets the evidence, and educates the public about the results.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has thes overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention and ensuring that all patients with cancer receive care of the highest quality.
ASCO University’s mission is to provide a comprehensive eLearning Center that supports lifelong learning. Stay current on your learning, MOC and CME needs with over 100 courses available!
The mission of 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.
The ASH MACRA webpage is dedicated to keeping ASH members up-to-date on the Quality Payment Program (QPP), part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
This page provides links to patient assistance programs and sample letters of appeal for high-cost drugs, links to REMS resources, an up-to-date list of hematologic drug shortages, resources for physicians dealing with shortages, and links to ASH/FDA webinars featuring an unbiased discussion of newly approved drugs and their uses.
Pediatric to Adult Hematologic Care Transitions
This page offers links to assessment and summary forms designed to facilitate discussion about patient transitions from pediatric to adult care.
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.
Blood is a weekly medical journal published by the American Society of Hematology. It was founded by Dr. William Dameshek, the researcher credited with describing the concept of myeloproliferative diseases and participating in the first studies of nitrogen mustard in various blood malignancies, in 1946, and has since been in continuous publication.
As the official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, JCO strives to publish the highest quality articles dedicated to clinical research. Original Reports remain the focus of JCO, but this scientific communication is enhanced by appropriately selected Editorials, Commentaries, Reviews, and other work that relate to the care of patients with cancer.
The MCC is a statewide, broad-based partnership that strives to include all interested public and private organizations and 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.
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers.
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The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is the world’s leading medical journal and website. Published continuously for over 200 years, NEJM delivers high-quality, peer-reviewed research and interactive clinical content to physicians, educators, and the global medical community.