Kentucky Association of Medical Oncology

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Background

The Kentucky Association of Medical Oncology (KAMO) was organized in 1999 for advocacy, education and communication for medical oncologists.   In 2007 KAMO expanded membership to include hematologists and other professionals on the cancer care team.

KAMO is dedicated to the delivery of highest possible quality patient care in the state of Kentucky.  It provides a forum to exchange ideas and represents by representing the interests of cancer providers and their patients before governmental entities, insurance carriers, pharmaceutical companies and the public.   KAMO is a state affiliate for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and works closely with other health care organizations such as the American Society of Hematology, Kentucky State Medical Association and patient advocacy groups.

Cancer care and treatment options continue to rapidly evolve and non-physicians (the government and insurers) continue to become more involved in the decisions involving the delivery of that care. KAMO is working hard to protect patient needs and outcomes and the ability of physicians to provide quality care in a variety of treatment settings. We are committed to assisting our members to adapt to and influence the complex challenges of managed care, legislation and government regulations.

Board of Trustees

Aruna Arekapudi, MD   President
Mark Allen, Treasurer
John Foster, Secretary

Administration Office

Kentucky Association of Medical Oncology

550M Ritchie Highway, #271
Severna Park, MD 21146
Phone: (502) 991-8458

Miranda Sloan, Executive Director
Email: msloan@nextwavegroup.net


Mission

The mission of KAMO is to facilitate improvements for Kentucky physician specialties in any kind of practice of hematology, oncology, or both. Specific improvements include:

  • Improve hematological and oncological services to the public by studying the socioeconomic aspects of the practice of hematology and/or oncology. By so doing, the Society shall help safeguard the rights of patients with hematological and oncological diseases and help in defining the qualifications of physicians practicing hematology and/or oncology physician specialties and their auxiliary professions;
  • Provide educational events for hematologists, oncologists and their staff in order to maintain and promote high medical and ethical standards in the practice of hematology and oncology.
  • Promote scientific inquiry and exchanges between Kentucky's hematologists and oncologists and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, the American Society of Hematologists, and other national societies of physicians dedicated to hematology and/or oncology specialties.
  • Serve as the advocate and liaison to governmental, regulatory and insurance interests on behalf of Kentucky's hematologists and oncologists.


Areas of Interest

KAMO has a number of priorities, including:

  • Communication with private payers and Medicare
  • Educational and networking opportunities for physicians, oncology nurses, practice managers and other office staff
  • Interaction with national professional societies, such as:  ASCO, KMA, NCCN and ASH
  • Patient advocacy
  • Reimbursement
  • Cancer research
  • Practice management efficiency
  • Off-label drug review


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Kentucky Association of Medical Oncology
550M Ritchie Highway, #271 | Severna Park, MD 21146
Phone: 502-991-8458 | Credit Card Processing Phone Line: 1-855-605-PAID (7243)


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