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Is it too early for two-sided risk in OCM?

We understand that some Oncology Care Model (OCM) practices are considering CMMI’s new offer to shift to upside/downside (two-sided) risk much earlier than originally planned – by January 1, 2017. As a continuing courtesy to Navigating Cancer customers who are participating in

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Team Spotlight: Ethel Evans

Some of us have dedicated our careers to the cancer field, some of us have dedicated our careers to helping people use technology to improve their lives and some of us just like helping people. We’re really proud of our work and

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Engage Patients and Improve Clinical Outcomes with Patient Link

CMS offers incentives for eligible providers or organizations that meet Meaningful Use objectives, with the broader intent of engaging patients and improving clinical outcomes through use of technology. Navigating Cancer’s Patient Link offers a win-win solution. It helps providers improve care in

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Deliver the Right Information to the Right Patient at the Right Time

Patient Link Feature Spotlight: Patient Education Navigating Care is the premier patient relationship management platform for oncology-specific healthcare delivery. Patient Link, a product in the platform, serves as an electronic gateway for patients to access their own health record and interact with their

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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 of the standard EMR and

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Team Spotlight: Jennifer Voorn

Some of us have dedicated our careers to the cancer field, some of us have dedicated our careers to helping people use technology to improve their lives and some of us just like helping people. We’re really proud of our work and

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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 (APMs), putting the Department of

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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

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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 poor

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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 into EMR adoption

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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

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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

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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

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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 of

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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)

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