In an effort to increase engagement among physicians, clinicians and administration (including attendance at events), at the recent FLASCO Board Retreat, it was agreed to extend complimentary membership for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and office staff from practices, academic centers and hospitals through 2016. This will enable FLASCO to carry greater influence when carrying out activities related to improving reimbursement schedules and other pertinent actions.
To keep this complimentary membership active these FLASCO members are encouraged to participate in at least one FLASCO event/initiative during this period of time or make a minimum contribution of $50 to the FLASCO Foundation, Inc.
January 18, 2014 – 10th Annual Clinical Breakthroughs and Challenges in Hematologic Malignancies - Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Orlando. (FLASCO Co-Sponsor)
Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2014 – Highlights of ASH – Miami, FL – (FLASCO Co-Sponsor)
March 21, 2014 – 6th Annual Great Strides Together Conference, Moffitt Cancer Center – Tampa (Moffitt Cancer Center Co-Sponsor)
April 9-12, 2014 – FLASCO Annual Meeting, Spring Session and Business of Oncology Summit, Renaissance at Sea World, Orlando, Florida
November 6-8, 2014 – FLASCO Fall Session – Renaissance International Plaza Hotel – Tampa, Florida
FLASCO Membership includes the following benefits:
· Weekly FLASCO Blast (watch your email for this important and informative document.)
· Opportunities to advertise events, job board and other practice news in FLASCO Blast and website
· Automatically become a member of ACCC and enjoy all benefits of membership
· Educational Opportunities with reduced registration fee for FLASCO meetings and several FLASCO co-sponsored events
· Assistance with reimbursement issues whether Medicare, Medicaid or private payor
· Advocacy for oncology related issues
· Network opportunities
· Access to FLASCO website (www.flasco.org)
· Opportunity to contribute to FLASCO Foundation which provides patient advocacy programs and grants to Fellows and Residents of Florida
· CAC Representation
· Representation at National Meetings (ASCO, ASH, COA, ASTRO, NCCN)
Strategic Planning Retreat
|We would like to extend a special thanks to all of the FLASCO Board members who were able to attend and participate in our Board Retreat on August 23-24, 2013. In addition, appreciation is extended to Denise Pierce from DK Pierce & Associates and Dana Mennen, her assistant, for an outstanding job in facilitating and reporting the outcomes from the Retreat.
Below is an outline of the issues identified and discussed at the Retreat. Many final decisions will be made at the upcoming FLASCO Board Meeting to be held on November 8, 2013, in Jacksonville.
v Critical Success Factor: Ensure Long-Term Visibility of the FLASCO Organization
Goal #1 – Significantly expand FLASCO membership by 2015 (minimum of tripling), to secure increased corporate membership revenue.
Goal #2 - Expand FLASCO revenue sources by adding new corporate members/partners.
Goal #3 – Re-brand FLASCO and its Membership Value.
Goal #4 – Develop appropriate technical capabilities for FLASCO staff to support expanded FLASCO services and membership demands.
Goal #5 – New FLASCO Policies and Procedures completed and approved by beginning of 2014.
v Critical Success Factor: Demonstrate FLASCO Leadership as Voice of Oncology in Florida
Goal #1 – Establish-within governmental policy timelines – advocacy action items to shape, support and influence changes to current positions held by Medicare and Medicaid.
Goal #2 – Prepare society position statements by beginning of 2014, as necessary, on USP and biosimilars.
v Critical Success Factor: Coordinate the dissemination and exchange of and networking access for information on cancer care.
Goal #1 – Implement projects/programs in 2014 that enhance patient access to cancer care.
Goal #2 – Execute 2014 CME programs for enhanced target FLASCO members.
In addition, there were a number of discussion topics tabled for future action by May 2014, through the FLASCO Board and Executive Committee.