American Society of Hematology

The ASH Practice Partnership

The ASH Practice Partnership (APP) was developed to amplify the voices of practitioners both within and outside of ASH. The APP is comprised of practicing hematologists across the U.S. with interests in hematology care issues, quality of care, new health care delivery systems, and practice management issues. Members include representatives from various practice settings, such as community-based private practices, practices owned by large, non-hospital entities, hospital-based practices at non-academic medical centers, and practices owned by academic medical centers.

Members assist ASH by serving in a readily available, geographically diverse panel that provides feedback to ASH committees or staff about issues affecting the practice of hematology. The group also advises ASH about the Society’s practice-related policies, resources, and programs. Examples of past issues the APP has assisted with include oral parity, drug shortages, and submitting comments on multiple proposed rules.

Join the APP!

APP members have access to a variety of benefits, including:

  • Helping shape ASH's policies and programs
  • Networking opportunities
  • Early access to ASH products, such as pocket guides
  • Discounts on ASH programs

As a participant, you will belong to a select group with input that directly helps to shape ASH’s policies and programs. You will also have a forum to address issues that are important to your practice, and to share and learn best practices from your colleagues. APP members are responsible for providing timely feedback on ASH’s practice-related portfolio, including:

  • Informing ASH of issues affecting your practice, such as drug availability, payment issues, and innovative care models
  • Making recommendations on federal legislation and regulatory developments
  • Advising ASH on hematology-related issues of importance at the regional, state and local levels regarding reimbursement and compliance issues
  • Helping ASH develop resources for practitioners
  • Participating in ASH advocacy campaigns through the Society’s online Advocacy Center

ASH Staff communicates regularly with the APP via an email listserv. Members may be asked to participate in conference calls. They are also encouraged to participate in ASH’s practice webinars and to attend the APP Lunch at the ASH Annual Meeting.

Submit a Nomination!

Please complete the APP Nomination Form to provide your contact and practice information. ASH staff will follow up after receiving the completed form.

Questions?

If you have questions regarding the APP, please contact:

Katherine Stark
ASH Policy and Practice Associate
(202) 292-0252
kstark@hematology.org

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