Connecticut Oncology Association


There is no charge for virtual events.  There may be capacity limitations, so early registration is encouraged.

All Physicians and Staff for CT Oncology Groups are free to attend upon registration.

Corporate Non-Members and Additional Corporate Partner Single Event Payment 

(must register separately)        $50   


Registration information: email   or Register below   

Slides from Previous Events:   

Wed. Sept. 7, 2022  "Patient Engagement and Digital Therapeutics - Scaling patient touch outside the practice walls, improving outcomes and practice scalability for performance contracting" Bob Gold, GoMoHealth, Cindy Borassi,  slides:  GoMo Health_Bob Gold_CT_Oncology_Assoc_V2 (1).pdf

Bob Gold is one of the world’s leading behavioral technologists with more than 20 years applied research and development in the behavioral and cognitive science of human motivation, activation and resiliency; with a specialty in the design of clinical care plans and digital therapeutics that integrate pyscho-social factors and personal determinants into physical and behavioral care plans for chronic and complex population health management; with a focus in diversity, equity, and inclusion for underserved vulnerable populations.

Dawn Holcombe Editorial "Getting Real with the New Enhancing Oncology Model, August 2022 Oncology Practice Management"  

Dawn Holcombe, Bob Gold, Cindy Borassi, "Digital Therapeutics is the key to New Patient Management Demands for Physicians" August 2022 Oncology Practice Management

Thursday Dec 9, 2021 "Get Ready for 2022" speaker:  Bobbi Buell

Thursday January 21, 2021 - Webinar Event  4:30 pm to 6:30 pm,  Bobbi Buell - Critical 2021 Coding and Documentation for Physicians for 2021

Slides:  RxV Webinar V2.pdf  

Thursday December 17, 2020 - Webinar Event  4:30 pm to 5:45 pm

Bobbi Buell - Hot Topics for Reimbursement, including Must-Know Details for Physicians for 2021

Slides:  RxV Webinar V2.pdf  

Wednesday May 22 "Pharmacy Issues for Oncology - Dispensing and Compounding:  USP 797 and USP 800

Speaker:  Willis Triplett, Pharm D        Slides:  2019 0522 CT WT 052219.pdf

Tuesday, June 26, 2018  Hot Oncology Topics for Summer:  

     Advances in Breast Cancer - Wylie Hosmer, MD Hosmer CTOA 6-26-18.pdf

     Hot Topics for Medicare - Ward Bennett - discussion only, no slides

     Pharmacy Updates and Issues for CT and Nationally - Dawn Holcombe, MBA, FACMPE, ACHE

          CTOA Pharmacy issues 06262018.pdf

Thursday Nov. 2, 2017  Benchmarking Your Practice - Real World Data from CT  Speaker Bobbi Buell, Principal, onPoint Oncology, the CodeMistress, and author of the E-Reimbursement Newsletter   Revenue Cycle General-CT.pdf

June 22, 2017  Observations from ASCO 2017  Speaker:  Peter Paul Yu, MD, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute COA ASCO AM17.pdf

Tuesday April 18, 2017   Where do We Go From Here? Detailed choices for MACRA, MIPS, and what we can learn from OCM and Prepare for MIPS and Value Based Oncology  Speaker:  Dawn Holcombe, MBA, FACMPE, ACHE, DGH Consulting

Slides: Presentation Deck - What does the future hold CTOA 04182017.pdf, Selected MIPS Quality Measures - MIPS Quality_Measures.xlsx, MIPS Practice Improvement Activities - MIPS IA_Measures.xlsx, MIPS Advancing Care Information Activities - MIPS ACI_Measures.xlsx Brochure for Hartford HealthCare  Cancer Symposium May 13 Value Based Cancer Care - 10545HHCCICancerSymposiumValueBasedOncology.pdf

Wed. Nov 16     Moving from Treatment to Patient Management to Population Management – How Care Management creates a safety net for patients and practices and facilitates direct contracting and risk management     Sheryl Riley, RN, OCN, COCM    Sai Systems/Caris Health - PresentationforCTOncololgyAssociation-CarisHealthdraft5.pdf   
MACRA:  Are you Ready?  Wednesday October 5, 2016  Slides: CTOA MACRA ASCO 100516 DGHv2.pdf
Ricky Newton, "Managing an Oncology Practice in a Constantly Changing Health Care System", Tuesday Nov. 17, 2015.  Slides:  CT2015presentationspresentationRN.ppt
Dawn Holcombe and Willis Triplett, PharmD - USP Pharmacy Chapters 797 and 800 - Why do they matter so much and what do they mean to oncology in CT? Thursday, Sept. 17  2015.                                                                                                 Slides and references:  Pharmacy in Oncology 091715.pptx                                                                                  CT Board of Pharmacy USP <797> checklist link
Christopher Corless, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Oregon Health & Science University - 2015 Corless Clinical Genomics April.doc
McKesson Specialty Health Pathways - ClearValuePlus-ConnOncologyAssoc20150318slides.pdf
Aetna Oncology - OMH(MK)v2.pptx
Above is a list of upcoming events for our organization as well as regional and national events noted below.

Upcoming events

    • 07 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Sheraton Hartford South, 100 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT

    Greetings,  Please join us and Bobbi Buell for the CT Oncology Association on Wed. Dec. 7, 2022 in person 

    Send in Patient Care Scenarios for Direct Guidance


    Meeting Date: Wed. Dec. 7, 2022     Time: Evening Meeting 6 pm to 8:30 pm

    Location: Sheraton Hartford South (formerly Rocky Hill Marriott) Rocky Hill

    6 pm registration, 6:20 buffet dinner, 6:40 meeting starts

    Topic  “New Reimbursement Rules and Must-Know Details for Physicians for 2023”

    Speaker Roberta “Bobbi” Buell is a Principal for Provider Services & Reimbursement information for onPoint Oncology, Inc., and a nationally recognized expert in Oncology Reimbursement, and one of the most popular speakers that comes to our CT meetings.  Her newsletter, The E-Reimbursement News, is read by 4700 subscribers each month.    This is a not to be missed program for physicians and staff in every group in CT (hospital based or private.).  

    There are significant 2023 policy and coding changes that will affect physicians and their patient management choices directly .  All interested members of the practice team:  physicians, APPs, nurses, administrators, and billing staff, are encouraged to join this invaluable call.  

    Bobbi has asked for our members to outline scenarios for which they would like specific guidance on how to code and document under the new rules.  Please send these scenarios to me at before Thursday Dec. 1 and Bobbi will discuss each of them specifically. These can be routine or unusual.  Send them in for clarification. and sharing of information for your own group and your CT colleagues.

    Bring your physician colleagues and staff.  You may register on the CT Oncology Association website,, or by email to

    We will also be discussing plans for the Connecticut Oncology Association projects and meetings in 2023, and look forward to participation from practice physicians, administration and nurses.  All are encouraged to attend.  We also extend a warm welcome to any Residents or Fellows who wish to join us.

    Please join the Connecticut Oncology Association in thanking our 2022 Charter Oak Partners to Date for helping us to bring this education program to our members: Abbvie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, and Takeda Millenium.  2023 Corporate Partnership Applications are Now Available

    We would also like to thank our other 2022 Nutmeg level corporate partners: Aveo, Astellas, Eisai, Incyte, Novartis, Pfizer and Taiho Oncology.  We look forward to welcoming these partners and others in 2023.

    Please Complete & email the Registration Information Below by Friday, Dec. 2 at noon.

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    Staff and Physicians for Connecticut Practices, Physicians and staff     No Charge

    Corporate Affiliate Members no charge for this webinar, but may be subject to capacity limits       

    Thanks, Dawn

    Dawn Holcombe FACMPE MBA ACHE 

    Executive Director, Connecticut Oncology Association

    33 Woodmar Circle

    cell/main 860-305-4510, (main)

Past events

07 Sep 2022 Patient Engagement and Digital Therapeutics – Scaling patient touch outside the practice walls, improving outcomes and practice scalability
31 Jan 2022 Better Outcomes Through Shared Decision-making
09 Dec 2021 Get Ready for 2022! - Virtual Webinar
11 Nov 2021 Episode Two - Patient Support and Resources - Highlights from our Partners
02 Nov 2021 Episode One - Patient Support and Resources - Highlights from our Partners
19 Oct 2021 Charter Oak Partner Genentech Webinar: Helping Patients Understand Their Health Insurance Options
23 Mar 2021 Charter Oak Partner Genentech Webinar: Clear and Effective Patient Conversations: Application of health and financial literacy principles
21 Jan 2021 Critical 2021 Coding and Documentation Must-Know Details for Physicians for 2021 - Virtual Webinar
17 Dec 2020 Hot Topics for Reimbursement, and Must-Know Details for Physicians for 2021 - Virtual Webinar
12 Dec 2019 Celebrating Patients Holiday Meeting: Harnessing the Power of Patient Advocacy
05 Nov 2019 Revenue Opportunities for Long Term Success
22 May 2019 Pharmacy Standards for Oncology Practices: Mixing and Dispensing
30 Apr 2019 Leveraging Your Data to Advance Patient Care and Unlock Value - What may your EHR and the Third Imperial Faberge Egg have in common?
28 Mar 2019 Practice Analytics Benchmarking and PBM Tools and Issues
30 Oct 2018 Navigating the Medicare Fee Schedule Changes and Other Critical News for Practices with Bobbi Buell
02 Oct 2018 Fall Kickoff - Practice Analytics Benchmarking and PBM Tools and Issues
26 Jun 2018 Hot Summer Topics UPDATED: Breast Cancer, National and Local Issues for Oncology, and Pharmacy Topics affecting Oncology
30 Nov 2017 Practice Management Updates
02 Nov 2017 Benchmarking Your Practice - Real World Data from CT
22 Jun 2017 Observations from ASCO 2017
18 Apr 2017 Where Do We Go From Here?
30 Nov 2016 CtOA Nov 30 Meeting Hot Topics in Oncology for 2017 - Ricky Newton, CPA, Practice Administrator, Tidewater Specialists of Virginia, Community Oncology Alliance
16 Nov 2016 CtOA Nov 16 - Moving from Treatment to Patient Management to Population Management - Sheryl Riley, RN,OCN, COCM, Caris Health
05 Oct 2016 ASCO Presents: Are You Ready for MACRA? How to Prepare Meaningful Use and Clinical Practice Improvement Activities
16 Mar 2016 State of Oncology Practice in CT: Pathways, Payers, MACRA, MIPS, USP, Value, Quality...what does the future hold and how are we going to best continue to care for our patients? An Overview and engaging discussion with Dinesh Kapur, MD, & Dawn Holcombe
17 Nov 2015 Key Data Points for Oncology Practice Financial Health - Ricky Newton
22 Oct 2015 The Future of Personalized Medicine in Oncology (CMS, MoleDx, and Med-C) - Dane Dickson, MD
17 Sep 2015 USP Pharmacy Chapters 797 and 800 - Why do they matter so much and what do they mean to oncology in CT? - Dawn Holcombe and Willis Triplett, PharmD
21 Jan 2015 Aetna's Oncology Medical Home Pilot, and oncology programs in CT

Connecticut Oncology Association (CtOA)

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