Welcome to the Illinois Medical Oncology Society

Welcome to the Illinois Medical Oncology Society’s new website. We are under new management as of September 1, 2018. IMOS has contracted with HOSS (Hematology Oncology Society Services) which is a division of Next Wave Group.

 The IMOS board would also like to hear from you (all levels and types of members and potential members) about things you’d like to see for 2018- 2019 and how we can best serve your needs.

Illinois Medical Oncology Society (IMOS)

Formed on July 29, 1989, the Illinois Medical Oncology Society (IMOS) represents the common interests of a majority of the oncologists treating cancer in Illinois. As the oncology society in Illinois, we strive to provide our members with innovative resources to help them stay ahead of the shifting healthcare landscape and challenges that directly impact the high-quality care their patients deserve.

We are a State Affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Our Mission

We strive to promote the highest professional standards of oncology in the State of Illinois.  We create educational experiences for our members to exchange information to increase the quality of care for our patients. We act as a patient advocate to assure that patients have access to the best available care; and support and encourage clinical research against cancer.

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CMS Releases Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule. The agency responded to the overwhelming negative stakeholder response to its proposal to revise evaluation and management (E/M) documentation requirements and payment by significantly revising its final policy.

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CMS Releases Final Hospital Outpatient Payment Rule - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final CY 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rule. In the Society’s comment letter, ASH requested that CMS change the status indicator for the four new Category III CPT codes for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy from “B” to “S.” In the final rule, CMS did finalize this change for one of the four codes, code 0540T, CAR-T cell administration, autologous. 

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News

 

ASCO has announced fifteen distinguished members selected by the Nominating Committee as candidates for open leadership positions within the Society. From November 1 to December 3, 2018, eligible ASCO members are encouraged to vote to choose new leaders and on proposed amendments to the ASCO Bylaws. To learn more about the candidates, click here and log into your ASCO account. 


 Quality Payment Program: 2018 CME Modules, Infographics, and Scoring Guide

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted three new Continuing Medical Education (CME) modules on the Medicare Learning Network Learning Management System for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Please inform your members that they can receive credit for learning how to participate in QPP. For more information, contact the Quality Payment Program at [email protected]


Webinar: 2019 Medicare Reimbursement -- Final Rules Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently published the final rules for 2019 Medicare reimbursement. ASCO is hosting a webinar to outline the rules and explain changes on December 5, 2018 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM Eastern. Please register now and encourage your members to do the same.