Welcome to the Illinois Medical Oncology Society

IMOS is dedicated to ensuring you stay informed during the COVID-19 crisis. Click above to find all of the latest resources from ASCO, ASH, COA, HOSS, and important Industry News related to the crisis.

Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 Resources, Click here for more.


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.

The Illinois Medical Oncology Society now offers FREE  memberships to oncologists and allied oncology professionals.

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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 2019 - 2020 and how we can best serve your needs.

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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IMOS SUPPORTS SENATE BILL 2499
IMOS joined with ASCO recently in support of Senate Bill 2499, which would guarantee coverage of the routine care costs for clinical trials participation for Medicaid enrollees in Illinois.  Read the joint letter sent to the bill sponsor, Senator Andy Lamar, here.


CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION FROM THE CDC

CDC is working across the Department of Health and Human Services and across the U.S. government in the public health response to COVID-19.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL PROVIDERS
FROM THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

As of January 1, 2021, there will be significant changes to the office and outpatient Evaluation and Management (E&M) services (CPT ® codes 99202-99215) for both new and established patients.

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News

APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN ASCO-KOMEN QUALITY INITIATIVE – OPPORTUNITY OPENED FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, VIRGINIA BEACH
ASCO and Susan G. Komen® are partnering to expand ASCO’s quality improvement resources to 3 oncology practices in 3 specific urban centers serving high proportions of African American patients with breast cancer. Application deadline is August 1, 2020. More information can be found here. This opportunity will focus on breast cancer as part of the Komen Foundation’s African American Health Equity Initiative. Candidate practices must be located in one of the following metropolitan areas:

  • Chicago, IL
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Virginia Beach, VA 

Activities will include QOPI®, the Quality Training Program, a Learning Collaborative, a site assessment, and report to improve cancer care delivery. QOPI Certification may also be a potential opportunity within the program. For more information, please contact Hazel Afroilan ([email protected]) or call (240) 377-1801. Complete an application today!

IMOS congratulates the four Illinois practices receiving QOPI certification in the fourth quarter of 2019:

    Advocate Infusion Center – Darien – Darien, IL
    Advocate Medical Group – Chicago, IL
    Creticos Cancer Center – Chicago, IL
    Illinois Cancer Specialists – Schaumburg, IL

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Current news

  • June 3, 2020 - Roundtable Discussion: "Oncology Operational Excellence During COVID-19," featuring oncology leaders, Find out more
  • May 29, 2020 - Patient Transportation Program and Practice Referral System Tools to Assist Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click on each link for more information.
  • May 5, 2020 - National Comprehensive Cancer Network Releases Recommendations for Standardizing Quality Measurements in Oncology, Find out more
  • April 27, 2020 - Telehealth Will Be Free, They Said, But Angry Patients are Getting Billed, Find out more
  • March 27, 2020 - Maintaining Continuity of Care During COVID-19, from Johnson & Johnson, Find out more

IMOS is happy to have partnered with NCODA to present their most recent webinars. You can watch all five parts of the COVID-19 series and a special ASCO/NCODA webinar on Patient-Centered Standards for Medically Integrated Dispensing by clicking HERE.