March 18th 2018
The goal of the Oncology Care Model is to incentivize high-quality, coordinated care with an episode-based payment model that emphasizes patient access and navigation.
November 6th 2017
Clinical trials help community practices attract patients, inspire oncologists, and lower costs, but forming a program can be daunting to the uninitiated.
October 13th 2017
As increasingly pricey therapies come on the market, payers have grown more cautious about issuing payment approvals.
July 10th 2017
Whether the practice is large, with a boutique staffed by a full-time employee, or small, with an unmanned rack in the waiting room, it isn’t uncommon for a clinic to try selling nonmedical products to patients.
June 9th 2017
For about a decade, patient portals have been hailed as the wave of the future. However, many still require some work before they reach peak functionality, partly because many patients are reluctant to use them.
April 11th 2017
Results of a study indicate that 44.7% of practicing oncologists show signs of burnout.
February 22nd 2017
Oncologists discuss their experience and best practices with phone triage programs.
November 4th 2016
When CMS switched from ICD-9 to ICD-10 last year, the new diagnosis classification list allowed coders to translate additional elements of doctors’ language to billers’ language. However, some coders would like to see that vocabulary expand further, particularly in the area of comorbidities and complications.
September 19th 2016
The first proton beam therapy units cost huge amounts of money and were well beyond the means of all but the most well-financed cancer centers. However, this technology is vastly cheaper than before.