The Missouri Oncology Society (MOS) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2002. The Missouri Oncology Society's members are physicians, nurses, pharmacists, practice administrators, billers, coders and members of industry dedicated to the care of cancer patients. Society members serve on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) in Missouri as representatives for oncology and hematology.
The Missouri Oncology Society's Mission Statement:
To support excellence in cancer care by establishing better communication, increasing information and advancing education to benefit cancer patients and those who care for them.
The primary goals of MOS are to advance the care of patients with cancer and hematologic disease and:
- to improve the delivery of services in Missouri;
- to study the socio-economic aspects and consider these findings in facilitating management of these diseases;
- to sponsor educational programs for clinicians;
- to promote interchange between clinicians;
- to safeguard the rights of patients;
- to serve as an advocate and liaison to governmental and insurance interests on behalf of patients;
- to disseminate information regarding legislative and regulatory developments;
- to promote scientific inquiry and exchange of clinical information;
- to establish and maintain high medical and ethical standards;
- to promote fellowship among its members.