October 30th 2019
Studies have raised doubts about the value Medicare and other payers are getting for the care they pay for, including in oncology. This has intensified the demand for new value-based care models such as the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and the Oncology Care Model.
May 2nd 2018
Marcus Neubauer, MD, discusses the tools needed for a practice to succeed with the Oncology Care Model.
March 24th 2016
Although there still are many unknowns, especially in light of this being an election year that will bring a new administration, itâ€™s already very clear how the transition to value is affecting oncology practices.
February 7th 2016
Pathways are effective tools for reducing unnecessary variability in care, a key factor in achieving better outcomes and more predictable costs.
August 8th 2015
Many oncology practices have already made progress in adding appropriate personnel and implementing technology solutions, such as EHR, to enhance their ability to document and report care plans and patient event data. However, to be successful in meeting the specific criteria set forth in the OCM, most existing EHRs will need to be enhanced.
April 18th 2015
Like all new ideas or technologies, rapidly occurring changes present both opportunities and challenges for everyone involved, including government, patients, payers and physicians.