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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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL PROVIDERS
FROM THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

As of January 1, 2021, there were 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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PHYSICIAN JOB OPPORTUNITY - OSF Bobette Steely Hegeler Cancer Care Center in Danville, Illinois, seeking Oncologist/Hematologist.  Click HERE for more information and HERE to go directly to the application site.

 

STATE CANCER FACT SHEETS AVAILABLE

The 2021 State Cancer Fact Sheets for all fifty states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are now available on myAffiliates and ASCO’s webpage. The fact sheets contain key cancer and health care data from each state and highlight the impact of NIH funding in your state. These fact sheets are useful background materials for meetings with legislative staff and can aid your advocacy efforts. Contact [email protected] for help with coordinating your advocacy activities.

 

2022 CMS Proposed Rules: Physician Fee Schedule, QPP, OPPS --- Comments due September 13th by 5:00p.m.

Below are the CMS proposed rules for 2022. These “takeaways” documents feature highlights from each of these proposed rules and a link to the comments website as well as the rule file code to help search the specific rule. All comments are due by 5:00p.m. on September 13th for the PFS and QPP, and September 17th at 5:00p.m. for the OPPS proposed rule.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

2021 IMOS Annual Meeting - A Virtual Event
Friday, October 29, 2021
8:00am-3:00pm

For more info and to register click HERE.


ONLINE RESOURCES

Academy Managed Care Pharmacists Webinar on the use of BeiGene’s FDA-Approved BTK Inhibitor for the treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma, sponsored by BeiGene. Click HERE for more information and to view the webinar.

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.  


Updated Recommendations on COVID-19 Vaccine Third Doses from NCCN

The National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network (NCCN), a nonprofit alliance of leading cancer centers, yesterday announced significant updates to the NCCN: Cancer and COVID-19 Vaccination guidance. This is the fourth version of NCCN's COVID-19 vaccination guide and incorporates the latest data plus recent approvals from the FDA and CDC regarding a third mRNA vaccine dose for immunocompromised people. The updated guidance is available for free at NCCN.org/covid-19.

Click here for the complete NCCN press release.


Vaccines.gov Website is Now Live

CMS has announced that the federally supported website that makes it easier for individuals to access COVID-19 vaccines is now live. Vaccines.gov – powered by the trusted VaccineFinder brand – is available in English and Spanish, with high accessibility standard, and will help connect Americans with locations offering vaccines near them. In addition to the website, people in the U.S. are also now able to utilize a text message service, available in both English and Spanish. People can text their ZIP code to 438829 (GETVAX) and 822862 (VACUNA) to find three locations nearby that have vaccines available.

Vaccines.gov is meant to complement the number of state and pharmacy websites that have been successfully connecting many Americans with vaccinations, by providing a unified federal resource for Americans to use no matter where they are.

In addition to the website and text messaging service, the National COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Hotline is now available to help those who prefer to get information by phone on where to get a vaccine. Call 1-800-232-0233 to find a location near you.