MSHO’s strength is the involvement of its member volunteers who provide their time, effort and expertise to further the operations and initiatives of the Society.
The Bylaws Committee is responsible for receiving information and drafting proposed policies for bylaw changes for consideration by the membership. It is responsible for reviewing the bylaws for necessary revisions every two years.
The Education Committee is responsible for all continuing medical education activities for MSHO. Members of the Education Committee develop program content and recruit faculty with input from the MSHO Board of Directors. This committee reviews member evaluations and identifies unmet educational needs. The Education Committee can draft policies regarding MSHO’s educational offerings including but not limited to continuing medical education. Disclaimer
The Finance Committee reviews all aspects of the financial activities of MSHO and those of subsidiary and related corporations, and is empowered to make recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning the financial policies, expenditures, borrowings, routine audits and budgets. Members of the finance committee are also charged with oversight of significant Society expenditures and reviewing monthly account reconciliations provided by the MSHO staff.
The MSHO Investment Committee is comprised of the current acting President, the Immediate Past-President and the President-Elect. The investment committee directs MSHO’s Executive Director to work with financial consultants to maintain a portfolio of secure investments. A review of investments is distributed to the Investment Committee quarterly and provided to the Board of Directors as a component of each Board Meeting’s financial report.
Managed Care Committee
MSHO Managed Care Committee Representatives are assigned to monitor individual Michigan payer reimbursement issues. MSHO Members may use the Managed Care Committee to ask specific billing questions about a particular health plan or discuss issues related to that payer. Each committee member works closely with the Society to address any common reimbursement issues that arise with that payer. When necessary, MSHO Board members will also work with this team to address issues at the Medical Policy level.
Oncology Advisory Committee
The Oncology Advisory Committee makes coverage recommendations to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and other payers based on their assessment of available evidence-based data. An Oncology Panel review may be initiated by payer request or MSHO member interest.
ASCO CPC Committee
MSHO has a voting representative on the ASCO Clinical Practice Committee (CPC). Through participation in the CPC and other informal mechanisms, MSHO has a role in the development of public policy positions at the national level. MSHO also works with ASCO to help inform and guide state and/or local policies related to cancer care access and coverage.
Local Payer Liaisons
MSHO Board Members meet or consult periodically with payers to offer provider input on hematology/oncology issues. These are ad hoc meetings. MSHO is grateful for our Board Members’ willingness to give their time and expertise to respond to regional payer concerns.
Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee
MSHO appoints Board members to serve on WPS Medicare’s Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) group representing hematology and oncology interests. As we transition to the new Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) region J-8 format, these representatives continue to offer their expertise and input for hematology and oncology concerns for both Part A and Part B.
Michigan Cancer Consortium
MSHO is actively engaged in the Michigan Cancer Consortium. MSHO maintains representation on the MCC Board of Directors. MSHO has taken the responsibility of monitoring MCC’s Clinical Trials Action Plan Initiative, one of the nine Michigan Cancer Consortium priorities.
MSMS House of Delegates
MSHO is represented in the Michigan State Medical Society’s House of Delegates. Issues that affect the entire Michigan medical community are often aligned with our member’s concerns and can be best advanced by a strong relationship with MSMS.