July 2016 | Oncology Business News®

Can the OCM Perform as Intended?

July 30, 2016

CMS, through the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, has launched an initiative called the Oncology Care Model that is designed to maintain clinical outcomes and reduce the total cost of care. The obvious first question is, has it been designed to do so?

Rx for Protection Rather Than For Cure

July 17, 2016

Physicians tend to agree that the practice of defensive medicine is widespread, especially in oncology where much more is at stake than in the general practitioner's office. However, things can go drastically wrong.

Rough Start for Oncology Care Model

July 12, 2016

Many oncology practices were motivated to join the Oncology Care Model in order to keep up with the evolution of value-based care. But when the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation started telling practices that their applications had been accepted, it was panic time for some.

Chasing the Holy Grail of EHR Interoperability

July 08, 2016

COTA Inc, an independent health care informatics company was founded to build research-grade, real-world data to exponentially improve outcomes and reduce costs—ensuring the right care for the right patient every time.

HHS Rejects Bid to Broaden Access to Enzalutamide

June 23, 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services has turned down a request to override the patent for prostate cancer drug enzalutamide (Xtandi) so that it can be sold to a broader base of patients at a reduced price.