Lessons Learned from the Oncology Care Model

Stephanie GingerOncology Care Model

It probably comes as no surprise that the Oncology Care Model is still a hot topic among cancer care providers. This was underscored by the significant interest in a recent session at the ACCC National Oncology Conference in Orlando. The session prompted many questions that are likely familiar to care teams watching the value-based care landscape evolve: Are you considering … Read More

Improving Care with the Oncology Care Model

Susie BaficoOncology Care Model, Value-based Care

A recent blog from the American Journal of Managed Care called “Lessons From the Field: How Practices Are Succeeding Under OCM,” recapped a discussion from NCCN’s policy summit with 2 organizations working to succeed in the Oncology Care Model (OCM). OCM practices are tasked with a transformation to a value-based model defined by improving patient care, reducing costs, and lowering … Read More

The COA Oncology Care Model 2.0 webinar

Susie BaficoNews, Oncology Care Model, Patient-centered Care, Value-based Care

On Friday July 12, 2019, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) held a webinar to review their proposed plan for the next iteration of the Oncology Care Model (OCM), OCM 2.0. Last month COA announced their full proposal for OCM 2.0, which was submitted to Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). PTAC reviews the physician payment models for Medicare programs. … Read More

Learn About What’s New with Navigating Cancer During AMCCBS

Stephanie GingerOncology Care Model, Patient Relationship Management

We are looking forward to ACCC 45th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit in Washington D.C. next week! Find us during the conference in booth 207. Here are a couple of other great opportunities to learn about the value and impact of Patient Relationship Management: On Thursday, March 21 at 4:25pm Archway Health will be presenting a “Case Study: Reducing Cancer Costs … Read More

Clinic Spotlight: Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan

Stephanie GingerCare Management Solution, Oncology Care Model, Value-based Care

In order to succeed in value-based programs like the Oncology Care Model, Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan (CHCWM) was looking for a way to replace manual, labor intensive systems and redesign its triage process to help patients in a quicker, more consistent way. To do that, they partnered with Navigating Cancer and in a very short period of time … Read More

OCM Progress & Future

Stephanie GingerOncology Care Model, Value-based Care

So what’s the progress in the Oncology Care Model and what’s coming next? During a panel discussion at the Community Oncology Conference OCM participants and a representative from Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) weighed in and offered their perspectives. The moderator opened the discussion by asking the panel, in light of the fact that participating practices recently received … Read More

How one clinic tackled the Oncology Care Model

Stephanie GingerOncology Care Model, Population Health, Value-based Care

Northwest Medical Specialties was presented with a 2017 Innovator Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers at the National Oncology Conference in Nashville this week. In conjunction with that, Sibel Blau, MD and Jessa Dunivan will be presenting their approach to the Oncology Care Model and other value-based initiatives at the meeting. If you’re there – don’t miss it … Read More

Practice Spotlight: Northwest Medical Specialties

Stephanie GingerOncology Care Model, Value-based Care

While many cancer care providers are still working on understanding exactly what programs like the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Oncology Care Model (OCM) mean to them, many of our partner clinics have jumped into the deep end of value-based care and are leading the way for others. One of those is Northwest Medical Specialties (NWMS), a comprehensive … Read More

Want to succeed in OCM? Invest in patient education.

Stephanie GingerOncology Care Model, Patient Engagement, Value-based Care

Reducing avoidable emergency department visits and hospitalizations There is general agreement among cancer care providers, payers and health IT companies that the Oncology Care Model’s best hope of success is reducing emergency department visits and avoiding unneeded hospitalizations. Since drug prices are mostly fixed, it’s the these costly hospital visits that are a promising area for reducing the cost of … Read More

Three Ways to Position Your Practice for OCM and MIPS Success

Stephanie GingerOncology Care Model, Patient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

Oncology Care Model? Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? Value-based care is upon us and whichever program you’re participating in, you need to have an effective patient engagement plan in place. The premise of value-based care is that more coordinated and connected patient care will improve outcomes and lower costs. For cancer patients, the high price of drugs can’t really be … Read More