December 2017 | Oncology Business News®

Proving That Value-Based Care Is Possible

December 25, 2017

More than 2 years after the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, the progression toward value-based care has challenged oncologists to assume an unprecedented degree of accountability for the well-being and holistic care of their patients.

With the Aid of an Upgraded Acuity Tool, Fewer Patients Slip Through the Cracks

December 23, 2017

A caseload management tool developed at the Mitchell Cancer Institute at the University of South Alabama offers a comprehensive portrait of a patient's condition that helps oncology nurse navigators to allocate their time and resources efficiently and enables managers to optimize patient care by assigning appropriate caseloads.

COA Study: Hospital Outpatient Care 60% Higher, Leads to More Emergency Visits

November 23, 2017

As CMS moves ahead with payment reforms designed to reduce the total cost of hospital care, the results from a new study show that cancer treatment remains much less expensive at community oncology clinics than at hospitals and that the spending gap between the 2 types of sites may be growing wider.