Alabama Cancer Congress

ACC is dedicated to ensuring you stay informed during the COVID-19 crisis. Click above to find all of the latest resources from ASCO, ASH, COA, HOSS, and important Industry News related to the crisis.


Alabama Cancer Congress was established in the fall of 2009 as an organization for all types of hematology and oncology-related providers who touch patient lives in the state. ACC continues to promote education, advocacy, and a sense of community for professional medical cancer organizations.  We believe in this difficult healthcare environment that our focus is to advocate for excellent patient care while supporting the interests of Alabama cancer care providers.

Our main mission is to serve as a sustainable inclusive representative body of all providers of cancer medicine in the state of Alabama – promoting education, advocacy and sense of community.

Membership

Alabama Cancer Congress is your ASCO-affiliated state oncology society and membership is FREE to qualified professionals whose primary focus is the delivery of oncology care in the state.

 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL PROVIDERS
FROM THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

As of January 1, 2021, there were significant changes to the office and outpatient Evaluation and Management (E&M) services (CPT ® codes 99202-99215) for both new and established patients.

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STATE CANCER FACT SHEETS AVAILABLE

The 2021 State Cancer Fact Sheets for all fifty states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are now available on myAffiliates and ASCO’s webpage. The fact sheets contain key cancer and health care data from each state and highlight the impact of NIH funding in your state. These fact sheets are useful background materials for meetings with legislative staff and can aid your advocacy efforts. Contact [email protected] for help with coordinating your advocacy activities.


2022 CMS Proposed Rules: Physician Fee Schedule, QPP, OPPS --- Comments due September 13th by 5:00p.m. 

Below are the CMS proposed rules for 2022.  These “takeaways” documents feature highlights from each of these proposed rules and a link to the comments website as well as the rule file code to help search the specific rule.  All comments are due by 5:00p.m. on September 13th for the PFS and QPP, and September 17th at 5:00p.m. for the OPPS proposed rule.

ACC is happy to have partnered with NCODA to present their most recent webinars. You can watch all five parts of the COVID-19 series and a special ASCO/NCODA webinar on Patient-Centered Standards for Medically Integrated Dispensing by clicking HERE.

Updated Recommendations on COVID-19 Vaccine Third Doses from NCCN

The National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network (NCCN), a nonprofit alliance of leading cancer centers, yesterday announced significant updates to the NCCN: Cancer and COVID-19 Vaccination guidance.  This is the fourth version of NCCN's COVID-19 vaccination guide and incorporates the latest data plus recent approvals from the FDA and CDC regarding a third mRNA vaccine dose for immunocompromised people. The updated guidance is available for free at NCCN.org/covid-19.

Click here for the complete NCCN press release.


 Vaccines.gov Website is Now Live

CMS has announced that the federally supported website that makes it easier for individuals to access COVID-19 vaccines is now live. Vaccines.gov – powered by the trusted VaccineFinder brand – is available in English and Spanish, with high accessibility standard, and will help connect Americans with locations offering vaccines near them. In addition to the website, people in the U.S. are also now able to utilize a text message service, available in both English and Spanish. People can text their ZIP code to 438829 (GETVAX) and 822862 (VACUNA) to find three locations nearby that have vaccines available.

Vaccines.gov is meant to complement the number of state and pharmacy websites that have been successfully connecting many Americans with vaccinations, by providing a unified federal resource for Americans to use no matter where they are. 

In addition to the website and text messaging service, the National COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Hotline is now available to help those who prefer to get information by phone on where to get a vaccine. Call 1-800-232-0233 to find a location near you.