Oncology Practice Education Series offered by the United Network of US Oncology

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Accountable Care Organizations' Impact on Community Oncology - Free Educational Webinar

Now that the healthcare reform bill has been signed into law, the concept of accountable care has been placed on the agenda. It's now up to providers across the country to decide how they will participate in Medicare's Shared Savings Program. That leaves many community-based oncologists wondering how they and their practices will be impacted by this emerging model.

Join Matt Brow, vice president, Government Relations & Public Policy, US Oncology, as he shares the latest about the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), and the opportunities and challenges facing community oncology under this Medicare pilot program. Topics include discussions of how and why to create an ACO, the latest on how ACOs will be structured, and how payments will be distributed. After the presentation, Brow will hold an open discussion to address questions.

US Oncology continues to invest in key areas including technology and quality programs to ensure that community-based practices in the United Network of US Oncology are prepared for initiatives like ACOs.

About US Oncology

US Oncology, Inc. is the nation's leading integrated oncology company. By uniting the largest community-based cancer treatment and research network in America, US Oncology expands patient access to high-quality care and advances the science of cancer care. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, US Oncology is affiliated with more than 1,300 community-based oncologists, and works with patients, hospitals, payers, and the medical industry across all phases of the cancer research and delivery continuum. By promoting the use of innovative technology, clinical research, evidence-based medicine and shared best practices, US Oncology improves patient outcomes and offers a better patient experience. For more information, visit www.usoncology.com.

About Oncology Practice Education Series

US Oncology offers a series of complimentary webinars through its Oncology Practice Education Series. Designed to provide community-based oncology practices with information and education, the Oncology Practice Education Series helps physicians and practices successfully negotiate today's cancer care environment. US Oncology is dedicated to providing community-based oncology practices with timely and important information about current legislation and other policy changes that impact community oncology. The company is affiliated with more than 1,300 physicians from across the nation and is active in all relevant health care initiatives that support the delivery of quality cancer care in the community. For more information call (866) 216-5053 or visit www.usoncology.com/oncologists.

Source: PRNewsWire Medical News Release , From Oncology, Inc.

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