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Medical and Radiation Oncology Events and Conferences

RC Billing works to stay current with developments in oncology care and treatment as well as oncology billing management and the broader field of medical billing services. We keep current with oncology industry events through associations such as ACRO, ACE, ACCC, ASTRO, ASRT and SROA. To help you do the same, below are the latest dates and descriptions for industry-related workshops, speaking engagements, events and tradeshows.

Medical and Radiation Oncology Events for 2018

ACE Annual Meeting
January 28 - 30, 2018
Portland, Oregon

Stop by and visit The Oncology Group in booth #7 at the 24th ACE Annual Meeting. Don't forget to join Ron as he presents a session on, Oncology Revenue Cycle: Biggest Challenges, Best Practices and Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Success on Sunday, January 28th from 3:00-3:45PM. It is important to know revenue in expense as a roll up to the service line of oncology but in order to manage effectively you need to know the top payers, profitable Dx by specialty, lost liters, as well as variable and fixed expense by specialty. In this session, Ron will discuss the skeleton and application of this data acquisition and analysis.

Also join Ron for his session on Drug Reimbursement and 340B Updates and Changes on Monday, January 29th from 4:20-4:50PM. While drug spending is about 12% of total US health care expenditures, it has been increasing faster than costs for physicians' services or hospital care. As a result, Medicare and other payers are considering changes to drug reimbursement and alternative payment models. These proposals may include accelerating manufacturer drug discounts, modifying the average sales price reimbursement model, requiring evidence and specialty drugs. In addition, the CMS has proposed to change the reimbursement rate for certain drugs purchased by hospitals through the 340B program and fine drug companies that overcharge for medications purchased under this arrangement.

ACRO Annual Meeting
February 01 - 03, 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Wednesday, February 1, 2:00 - 5:00PM
Session: Pre-conference workshop
Ron DiGiaimo and Teri Bedard
Title: Updates and Dilemmas in Radiation Oncology Coding for 2018

Thursday, February 1, 4:45 - 6:15PM
Session: New Practitioner Symposium
Ron DiGiaimo
Title: Billing and Coding Issues for New Practitioners

Friday, February 2, 3:45 - 5:45PM
Session: Business and Economics Symposium
Ron DiGiaimo
Title: Practical Application of Coding Updates and Documentation of Your Practice

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