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   

Thursday January 21, 2021 - Webinar Event  4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Bobbi Buell - Critical 2021 Coding and Documentation for Physicians for 2021

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.).  She introduced these topics in an intense presentation on Dec. 17 to a rapt audience.  We have asked her to return on Jan 21 for two reasons.  1) so those who missed her because of the snow storm in Dec can catch up, and 2) because attendees in Dec. asked for more details and follow-up once the year and rules started.

There are significant 2021 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.  We had planned this call for Jan. 7, but shifted it to the 21st to allow for time to gather the direct guidance scenarios.

Fellow CT oncologists on the Dec call asked for clarification regarding some situations.  In preparation for the Jan 21 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 Friday Jan. 15 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.

Registration information: email   or Register below.

Slides:  RxV Webinar V2.pdf  



Slides from Previous Events:   

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

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

COVID-19 2020 Update:  Our meeting schedule, which usually begins in March, has been disrupted by the pandemic restrictions.  We will be scheduling panel discussions and webinars in 2021, and look forward to seeing you all in person as soon as possible!  Stay safe and take care of each other and your families.  Please visit our Corporate Partners page for current contacts information from our Corporate Partners.

Sheraton Hartford South, Rocky Hill, CT.  For registratio

n information: email   or Register below.

Slides:  RxV Webinar V2.pdf  

Thursday Dec. 12, 2019 "CT Oncology Association Holiday Meeting : Celebrating Patients with Rose Gerber "Harnessing the Power of Patient Advocacy" 

Tuesday Nov. 5, 2019  "Bobbi Buell  "Revenue Opportunities for Long Term Success"

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 April 30, “Leveraging Your Data to Advance Patient Care and Unlock Value - What may your EHR and the Third Imperial Faberge Egg have in common?”,

Speaker Dane Dickson, MD, the CEO of Taproot Health and The Director of Precision Medicine Policy at Oregon Health Science University as well as a practicing oncologist who has practiced in a small group, hospital as well as large academic setting.

Tuesday, March 28, 2019        2019 Spring Opener – Practice Analytics Benchmarking and PBM Tools and Issues

Speaker:  the ever popular Ricky Newton, CPA, Treasurer and Director of Financial Services and Operations, Community Oncology Alliance, and Administrator, Cancer Specialists of Tidewater

This talk was well subscribed for the Oct 2 last fall, but conflicted with torrential rain and tornadoes that blocked the meeting.  Ricky has graciously agreed to return to share this valuable content.

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 30   Hot Topics in Oncology for 2017:  In-office dispensing, CVS/Caremark challenges to oncology dispensing, Medicare Part B, Oncology Medical Home, What's happening in Congress and CMS, and other things that keep Managers and Physicians up at night  
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
Dinesh Kapur, MD and Dawn Holcombe, "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 patient?"  An engaging discussion with full audience participation.  Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2016.  
Ricky Newton, "Managing an Oncology Practice in a Constantly Changing Health Care System", Tuesday Nov. 17, 2015.  Slides:  CT2015presentationspresentationRN.ppt
Dane Dickson, MD, "The Future of Personalized Medicine in Oncology (CMS, MoleDx, and Med-C),"  Wednesday, Oct. 22  2015. 


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.

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