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SGO Congressional Ambassador Advocacy Session and Reception
Member Forum: Preparing Your Practice for the Medicare Quality Payment Program

SGO Congressional Ambassador Advocacy Session and Reception

Monday, March 13, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
National Harbor 7

Hosted by:
Jeffrey M. Fowler, MD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Laurel W. Rice, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
Carol L. Brown, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Description: With the new Congress and Administration, please attend this session to learn:

  • Agenda of the new Congress and Administration
  • Update on key congressional committees and staff membership for the new Administration
  • Tactics and activities for SGO advocacy in 2017

Interested but not yet signed up as an SGO Congressional Ambassador? Come to the session and join the team!

Member Forum: Preparing Your Practice for the Medicare Quality Payment Program

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Hall A

Course Director:
Carol L. Brown, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Description: This important session covers critical issues affecting SGO members. “How to Prepare Your Practice for the Medicare Quality Payment Program” will cover what this means for physicians, how their practices can successfully complete the program in 2017 and avoid a 4% cut in Medicare payments, and opportunities for SGO members to participate in Alternative Payment Programs. “How SGO is Responding to the Clinical Trials Crisis” will teach attendees how to get involved in SGO’s efforts and what they can tell their patients about these activities.