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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 250 current members in providing the leadership in our progressive future. Click here to find out more about our membership.


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Membership is Now FREE for
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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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CMS Releases Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule. The agency responded to the overwhelming negative stakeholder response to its proposal to revise evaluation and management (E/M) documentation requirements and payment by significantly revising its final policy.

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CMS Releases Final Hospital Outpatient Payment Rule - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final CY 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rule. In the Society’s comment letter, ASH requested that CMS change the status indicator for the four new Category III CPT codes for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy from “B” to “S.” In the final rule, CMS did finalize this change for one of the four codes, code 0540T, CAR-T cell administration, autologous. 

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

2019
SAVE THE DATES!
(See the event calendar for more info!)

January 16 - Industry Program
January 23 - MDCCO Board Meeting
February 6 - MDCSCO - ASH Update
February 20 - Dinner with Legislators (date may change)
March 6 - MDCSCO Board Meeting
March 27 - Breast Cancer Update
April 24 - Public Affairs Dinner
May 1 - MDCSCO Allied Professionals Meeting
June 1 - 4 – ASCO, Chicago
August 2 - Best of ASCO Reception, MDCSCO, Baltimore
October 23 - 25 – ASCO State Society Meeting, Alexandria, Westin
October 30 - MDCSCO Awards Dinner
November 6 - MDCSCO Board
November 20 - MDCSCO CME
December 4 - MDCSCO Industry Spotlight
December 7 - 9 – ASH Annual Meeting


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Make connections that drive hematology and your career forward.

With more than 25,000 attendees, the ASH annual meeting is the best place to connect with hematology professionals from around the world. It’s not uncommon for connections made at the meeting to lead to new jobs, research opportunities, or important collaborations that help advance the field of hematology.

But what are the best opportunities for networking at the ASH annual meeting?


 Quality Payment Program: 2018 CME Modules, Infographics, and Scoring Guide

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted three new Continuing Medical Education (CME) modules on the Medicare Learning Network Learning Management System for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Click here to see more.