Oncology Care Model

Support for ePROs in Oncology Care First Model

Earlier this month, Dr. Ethan Basch, Dr. Lalan Wilfong, and Dr. Deborah Schrag joined forces to publish an editorial for JAMA to express their support for the inclusion of electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) collection to the Oncology Care First (OCF) model set...

Lessons Learned from the Oncology 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...

Improving Care with the Oncology Care Model

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...

The COA Oncology Care Model 2.0 webinar

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...

OCM Progress & Future

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...

How one clinic tackled the Oncology Care Model

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...

Practice Spotlight: Northwest Medical Specialties

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...

Want to succeed in OCM? Invest in patient education.

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...

What to Expect with Health Reform 2.0?

The Uncertain Future of the ACA On January 20th, Donald J. Trump will become the new Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. and will most likely make good on his promise to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Obamacare”). And given the makeup...

The Realities of Qualifying for OCM Performance Payment

If you are a practice participating in OCM or want to prepare your practice for the inevitable industry-wide shift to value-based reimbursement, it’s time to re-evaluate your technology infrastructure. Your EMR may be enough to get you into the race, but only PRM can...

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...

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...

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...