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Following a multiyear trend in which oncology practices merged with hospitals to achieve savings and improved care, it appeared as though the pendulum was going to swing the other way. 
With hugely destructive storms now almost routine—3 of the 5 costliest hurricanes on record occurred in 2017—the secret to practice readiness is constant review and analysis.
Abemaciclib (Verzenio) has emerged as a promising agent for patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer, according to Lowell L. Hart, MD.
Doctors from Intermountain Healthcare decided to see if they could improve outcomes of patients placed on expensive machines.
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.
Texas Oncology and Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) knew their ability to recover from hurricanes Harvey and Irma would hinge upon the work they did before either storm arrived.
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.
With the increase of oral medications in oncology, adherence has become a significant issue since patients take the drugs home with them, and whether or not they stick to a regimen is hidden from the provider's view.
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