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Participating in MIPS? Here are some things to keep in mind.

On November 2nd CMS released the MACRA final rule for 2018. It’s 1,653 pages long. If you haven’t had a chance to dig into it, here are a few things to think about. Also, if you’re interested in a deeper dive into MACRA - watch a recent webinar Navigating Cancer...

Do you know how MACRA will impact you?

CMS recently issued its MACRA final rule, which has some updated and new implications for clinics in 2018. Here’s an overview of what has changed: If you would like to learn more about how Navigating Cancer can help position you for success in value-based care,...

Why aren’t more doctors billing for Chronic Care Management?

Get more for the great patient care you already provide. It’s likely you already have processes in place to manage patients with chronic conditions. Those same activities can be used to fund your value-based investments simply by billing for CCM and Navigating Cancer...

Relaxed Requirements for Chronic Care Management (CCM)

CMS recently came out with new updates to Chronic Care Management (CCM), making it easier to qualify and receive payment for these services. CCM, a program that allows physicians to bill for services furnished for Medicare patients with 2+ chronic conditions, is often...

Tips for MIPS

Contact us to learn more about getting prepared to succeed in MIPS!

Considering a workflow change? Three things will make it a lot easier.

Everyone probably agrees that change isn’t easy. And for healthcare, it’s not only difficult, it’s also complex. There are a multitude of barriers to change including overburdened resources, complicated regulatory requirements, lack of incentives and more. Many cancer...

Navigating Cancer Unveils Patient Relationship Management Platform

SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2016 - Navigating Cancer today announced a groundbreaking new software platform today that enables oncology providers to deliver patient-centered care at scale. The platform is called Navigating Care, and with functionality that goes far beyond that...

The Oncology Care Model Patient Experience

It’s no secret that policymakers are working to transform cancer care, shifting the basis of provider compensation from quantity of services to quality of outcomes. Currently, more than 20% of Medicare fee-for-service payments flow through alternative payment models...

Are you ready for the Oncology Care Model?

The Oncology Care Model (OCM), set to start later this year, will transform cancer care for patients undergoing chemotherapy. To many cancer centers, more than a few OCM quality measures will be completely novel. To provide an easier way for providers to implement OCM...

Customizing Educational Resources for Cancer Patients

According to Pew Research, 72% of internet users looked online for health information this past year. This is good because the more patients understand about their particular disease or treatment, the better equipped they are to manage symptoms or side effects. And...

Value-Based Payment Models and Why Your EMR May Fall Short

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are the software programs that underlie internal clinic workflow at most health care organizations. They’ve been around for a while but implementation nearly doubled nationwide from 2007 to 2012, thanks to the federal resources poured...

Meaningful Use: What to Expect

Last month, acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt kicked up a media speculation storm when he said,“We are now in the process of ending Meaningful Use and moving to a new regime culminating with the MACRA implementation. The Meaningful Use program as it has existed...

Five Things You Should Know About the Oncology Care Model

Soon, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will announce the 100 participants for the Oncology Care Model (OCM), selected from the pool of applications they received last June. What do all cancer centers need to understand now about how OCM will...

Why We Do What We Do

At Navigating Cancer, we’re a team of healthcare and technology veterans committed to helping patients and providers fight cancer better. Many of us have family members who have faced cancer, and a few among us are cancer survivors themselves. A couple times a year,...

Executive Report: Minimizing Hospitalizations for Cancer Patients

Healthcare costs are at an all-time high. The total annual cost of cancer care in the U.S. is projected to reach $175 billion by 2020, if our current trajectory holds. As cancer care becomes value-based, providers are faced with the challenge of transforming clinic...

The Rise of PROs

Cancer care is becoming value-based. Evidence of this evolution is widespread, from the rise of the oncology medical home and the Cancer Care Payment Reform Act H.R. 1934, to successful payer pilots such as UnitedHealthcare’s episode payment model and the University...

Meaningful Use, One Step Closer to Finalization

The rules for Stage 3 meaningful use, and the potential modifications to Stage 2, moved one step closer to finalization last week when The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) handed them off to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on September 3rd....

A Non-Face-to-Face Chronic Care Management Solution, for Patients Too

Let’s say I’m a diabetic recently diagnosed with cancer. In the last couple months, I’ve visited multiple clinics (endocrinology, radiology, nutrition, oncology, chronic wounds), plus the ER. As a Medicare beneficiary, my out-of-pocket costs are about $400 a month....

A Non-Face-to-Face Chronic Care Management Solution, for Patients Too

Let’s say I’m a diabetic recently diagnosed with cancer. In the last couple months, I’ve visited multiple clinics (endocrinology, radiology, nutrition, oncology, chronic wounds), plus the ER. As a Medicare beneficiary, my out-of-pocket costs are about $400 a month....