2017 FLASCO Business of Oncology with Spring Session

On March 31st FLASCO Hosted the 2017 Business of Oncology. This year’s theme was Disruption as the Driver for Innovation and Change. Attendees gained cutting-edge perspectives on how DISRUPTIONS in healthcare policy will affect their oncology practice and the care of patients. The speakers and moderators examined how VALUE is defined at the patient, provider, payer, industry, and national levels; and gave guidance to better understand how ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT MODELS, and MERIT-BASED INCENTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEMS affect the patient, payer, community oncology practices, cancer centers, hospitals and industry. The panels wrapped up with an AFFORDABILITY DEBATE arguing the sustainability and outlook of healthcare rationing.

Welcome and Key Note Speaker

Harold Miller – Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform

Alternative Payment Models

Bhuvana Sagar, MD – Cigna
Lee Newcomer, MD, MHA – UnitedHealthcare
Williams Harwin, MD – Flroida Cancer Specialists
Stephen Grubbs, MD – ASCO
Gail Erentreich – Cancer Care Centers of Brevard
Karen Fields, MD – Moffitt Cancer Center *Slides Available upon request

Merit –Based Incentive Payment System

Sybil Green, JD, RPh, MHA – ASCO
Maggie Wiegandt, MBA – Memorial Healthcare System
Robert Green, MD – Flatiron Health
Eric Harris, MD – Florida Cancer Specialists


Robert Carlson, MD – NCCN
Brian Gill – Celgene
Bobbi De Cordova-Hanks – Cancer Warrior & Founder of Bosom Buddies
Bhuvana Sagar, MD – Cigna
Karen van Caulil, PhD – Florida Health Care Coalition
John Robinson, CEBS – RobinsonBush, Inc.
Steven Fein, MD – Miami Cancer Institute
Guy Hechmati, MD, MSc – Amgen

Affordability Debate

Allen Lichter, MD
Steve Noga, MD – Takeda Oncology
Craig Deligdish, MD – OMNI Healthcare
Peter Ellis, MD – UPMC Cancer Center
Karen Fields, MD – Moffitt Cancer Center
Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA – Texas Oncology
Michael Kolodziej, MD – Flatiron Health
Guy Hechmati, MD, MSc

Florida Medicare Update

Juan Schaening, MD – First Coast Service Options

Florida Medicaid Update

Ivonne Perez – Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration

The Florida Society of Clinical Oncology hosted a two day meeting designed for medical oncologists, hematologists, radiation oncologists, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants, residents and fellows that manage heath care for cancer patients. This conference provided an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration among all professional health care teams with dynamic educational presentations that focus on specific driven topics addressing the current and future changes in the landscape of cancer care. The 2017 Spring meeting centered on the multi-disciplinary presentations and case studies in breast and colorectal cancers which included the collaboration of top clinicians, as well as up-to-date information on investigational drugs, future pathways in genomics, management of toxicities, support of care, and immunotherapy in current cancer care.

Presentations From FLASCO Spring Session

ASCO Update | Bruce E. Johnson, MD, ASCO President Elect, Chief Clinical Research Officer, Institute Physician, Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology 

Scientific Discussion on Breast Cancer

Medical Oncology | Michel Velez, MD, Memorial Cancer Institute

Radiation Oncology | Julie Greenwalt, MD, Baptist Health-MD Anderson

Surgical Oncology | John Kiluk, MD, FACS, Moffitt Cancer Center

Case Study | Ana Sandoval, MD, Fellow, University of Miami/Sylvester Cancer Center 

Scientific Discussion on Colorectal Cancer

Medical Oncology | Pashtoon M. Kasi, MD, Mayo Clinic Florida

Radiation Oncology | Brendan Prendergast, MD, Health First Cancer Institute

Case Study | Aaron C. Denson, MD, Fellow, University of South Florida/Moffitt Cancer Center

As part of the FLASCO Spring Session, the FLASCO Administrator Network hosted an Administrator Educational Track on Saturday April 1st. This conference provided an emphasis on the changing environment of managing an oncology practice with dynamic presentations. We have received phenomenal reviews from attendees. Use the links below to access the presenter’s slide decks


Sybil Green, JD, RPh, MPH

Healthcare Advocacy and Policy


QOPI and MIPS Reporting

Whitney Lloyd

Practice Integration & Support Administrator


Oncology Care Model

Bo Gamble

Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives

Community Oncology Alliance

QRUR Reports

Brian R. Bourbeau

Director, Practice Operations

OHC—Oncology Hematology Care

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