A "Perfect Storm" Drove Independent to Merge With Hospital
As many hard-pressed physician practices have been doing in the present healthcare environment, our oncology practice also had to take a hard look at our operational design, strategy for the future, and sustainability.
The Quirky Way Physicians Are Paid
In community oncology, the complexity and cost of therapy and therapy administration have caused the cost of delivering a service to rise disproportionately relative to actual payment.
CMS Claims Data Provide Glimpse of True Cost Picture
As the Oncology Care Model practices work to reduce Medicare’s overall spending on those patients and to earn shared savings payments, the data are providing them with an unprecedented full picture of the extent and cost of care.
Now Is the Time to Address the Looming Shortage of Oncologists
The Community Oncology Alliance has embarked on a journey to educate and inform the men and women undertaking hematology/oncology fellowships across the country about the employment choices awaiting them.
There Was No Single "Magic Bullet" That Made the OCM Work
North Star Lodge of Yakima, Washington, found that making the Oncology Care Model work involved solving a long series of problems.
Payer Payment Delays Are Escalating
As increasingly pricey therapies come on the market, payers have grown more cautious about issuing payment approvals.
Federal Indecisiveness Belies Significant Changes in Medicaid Policy State by State
Today’s healthcare landscape is rapidly evolving, with many trends emerging and policy changes under consideration that have far-reaching implications for cancer care.
Independence Versus Survival
It can be tough running a community-based oncology practice. Hospitals are expanding their oncology operations, there is a shortage of oncologists—particularly business-minded oncologists—and public and private payers have made it more difficult to get paid.
Palliative Care Consultations Significantly Reduce Healthcare Utilization
End-of-life palliative care consultations can significantly reduce healthcare utilization, according to a broad-based population study published in the Journal of Oncology Practice.
Cota-Watson Effort Aims at Optimal Cost Margins as Well as Improved Care
Investigators at Cota, a New York medical data analytics company, are taking further strides toward putting their growing knowledge of variance in care to work in the clinical setting.
Adding Navitoclax to Ruxolitinib Doubles Spleen Volume Reductions for Myelofibrosis
MRD Positivity Correlates With Allogeneic Transplant Benefits in NPM1-Mutated AML
Orca-T Shows High Survival Rates in Intermediate-/High-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Orca-T Demonstrates Feasibility in Older Patients With Hematologic Malignancies
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