Connecticut Oncology Association


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   

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

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

Sheraton Hartford South, Rocky Hill, CT.  For registration information: email   or Register below.




Slides from Previous Events:   

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.

Connecticut Oncology Association (CtOA)

c/o Dawn Holcombe

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South Windsor, CT  06074
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