Be sure to attend the ASH Practice Forum this evening from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Convention Center. Presented by the Committee on Practice, this year’s Forum will focus on the impact that health-care and payment reform are having on hematology. The content of the presentations will be timely for your practice, as it will reflect most recent discussions and legislation on health-care reform.
Dr. Robert Berenson, institute fellow of the Urban Institute and an expert on health-care policy, particularly Medicare, will talk about health payment reform issues and their impact on hematology. Dr. Berenson will tailor his comments to the most recent payment reform issues that are gaining traction and will discuss how these changes will affect your hematology practice.
In addition, Dr. Peter Greenberg, of Stanford University Cancer Center, will discuss myelodysplastic syndromes, specifically focusing on the impact of drug treatment costs on patients. As chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Practice Guideline Panel, Dr. Greenberg will share research that evaluates costs for MDS patients being treated according to the NCCN guidelines and discuss the implications for hematology.
And finally, Mila Becker, ASH director of Government Relations and Practice, and Ellen Riker, of H&K Associates, will cover the changes in reimbursement that are expected by Medicare in 2010.
A special reception for practitioners will follow the Practice Forum. The reception provides an opportunity for attendees to network and talk directly with members of the ASH Committee on Practice to express issues of concern, learn more about the Society’s practice-related initiatives, and share personal experiences. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
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