Advanced Practice Providers

Created on July 17, 2013, 10:07 by Natasha Clinton

Would anyone be willing to share ideas about their current APP practice model? How do you utilize the APPs in your practice? Do the APPs participate in the call rotation? Do they participate in evening/weekend coverage?

From GSK....

Created on April 02, 2013, 03:04 by Bo Gamble

\\\\\\"GSK is looking for external candidates with Oncology experience to fill full-time regular Oncology roles posted on www.gsk.com/careers.\\\\\\"

Sequestration Adjustment

Created on March 28, 2013, 11:03 by Tracy Lewis

Is anyone setting up a separate adjustment code in their practice management system to track the sequestration adjustment portion?

797 Noise Issue

Created on February 01, 2013, 10:02 by Bo Gamble

Diane Gerards from Quincy Medical Group is asking if others are having noise issues from meeting 797 compliance. And if so, what was done to remedy this problem?

States struggling for tax revenue & tax exemption for prescriptions

Created on January 31, 2013, 12:01 by Bo Gamble

This is being carefully watched by Dave Dillahunt and Ohio practices. This may become an agenda item in other states. As we move into 2013, one of the major issues we will be facing on the state level is potential major changes to Ohioâ??s tax code. The following article gives an overview of the issue (http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2013/01/kasichs_new_state_budget_on_th.html). In brief, the Governor is looking to reducing income taxes and taxes on small businesses. To pay for that loss in state revenue, one option being discussed is removing tax exemptions currently in law, essentially broadening the tax base. Since we have two tax exemptions in state law (sales tax exemption for prescription drugs we were able to achieve in 2002 and exemption from Commercial Activity Tax for chemotherapy drugs we were able to achieve in 2005) we MUST be prepared to state our case for the continued access to these exemptions.

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Created on: Monday, June 30, 2014
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Created on: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Author: COA Administrators Network

Another sizable and previously fast-growing Florida Medicare Advantage plan is about to disappear as a result of financial problems.

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Created on: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Author: COA Administrators Network

The trend toward mergers and acquisitions continues nationwide, with some of the country's biggest systems entering into new agreements.

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Created on: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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QOPI evaluates the performance of 850 registered practices twice a year against more than 100 measured recommendations. Since its launch in 2006, there has been increased adherence to day-to-day practice measures, including the administration of adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer, colorectal cancer and NSCLC, as well as HER-2 and KRAS testing,

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Created on: Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Created on: Thursday, April 11, 2013
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Created on: Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Created on: Friday, September 07, 2012
Author: Bobbi Admin

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Created on: Friday, September 07, 2012
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Created on: Friday, September 07, 2012
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Created on: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Author: COA Administrators Network

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Created on: Monday, May 09, 2011
Author: COA Administrators Network

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Created on: Thursday, April 07, 2011
Author: COA Administrators Network

When hospitals do business deals that are perceived as a cover for buying physician referrals or stifling competition, they may find themselves in an epic battle with whistleblowers, empowered by the False Claims Act and often partnered with the Department of Justice

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Created on: Thursday, July 03, 2014
Author: COA Administrators Network

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(Read More)

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Created on: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Author: COA Administrators Network

Another sizable and previously fast-growing Florida Medicare Advantage plan is about to disappear as a result of financial problems.

(Read More)

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Created on: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Author: COA Administrators Network

The trend toward mergers and acquisitions continues nationwide, with some of the country's biggest systems entering into new agreements.

(Read More)

June 24, 2014: Workforce, practice challenges jeopardize ability to meet growing demands of cancer care

Created on: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Author: COA Administrators Network

QOPI evaluates the performance of 850 registered practices twice a year against more than 100 measured recommendations. Since its launch in 2006, there has been increased adherence to day-to-day practice measures, including the administration of adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer, colorectal cancer and NSCLC, as well as HER-2 and KRAS testing,

(Read More)

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Created on: Friday, June 20, 2014
Author: COA Administrators Network

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(Read More)

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Created on: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Author: COA Administrators Network

Chemotherapy bills—with the same doctor at the same clinic—are suddenly up. How hospitals and insurers are battling over the skyrocketing costs, with patients caught in the middle.

(Read More)


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