Community Oncology Conference: Fueling the Cancer Moonshot

Stephanie GingerOncology Care Model, Value-based Care

The recent meeting of the Community Oncology Alliance was a two day event that covered topics impacting community oncology practices including treatment advances, practice innovations and payment reform models. The sessions were packed with providers, patient advocates and other stakeholders very interested in learning from each other and sharing their experiences. A panel discussion titled “Orals Adherence & Challenges” was … Read More

What to Expect with Health Reform 2.0?

Ronald BarkleyOncology Care Model, Value-based Care

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 of the 115th Congress, full repeal or, at the minimum, significant modifications are … Read More

Navigating Cancer Announces Oncology Care Model Solution to Maximize Performance Payments for Participants

Stephanie LinOncology Care Model, Patient Relationship Management

New Patient Relationship Management (PRM) platform proven to reduce costs and improve patient satisfaction Navigating Cancer, the pioneer in patient-engagement technology for cancer care, is pleased to introduce a new solution for Oncology Care Model (OCM) participants to maximize their potential for achieving performance-based payments. The solution is powered by Navigating Care, the first and most comprehensive oncology patient care … Read More

The Realities of Qualifying for OCM Performance Payment

Stephanie GingerOncology Care Model, Patient Relationship Management

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 get you across the finish line. Navigating Cancer’s CEO Gena Cook takes an in depth look at … Read More

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

Ronald BarkleyOncology Care Model

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 OCM, we offer some observations with regard to moving to OCM two-sided risk. Background On Oct 14, 2016, … Read More

OCM isn’t just about reporting. It’s about patient-centered care.

Stephanie GingerCare Management Solution, Oncology Care Model, Patient-centered Care

With the Oncology Care Model’s July 2016 launch, nearly 200 providers are implementing a new model of cancer care delivery. While this important program is full of possibility for a better way to care for patients, it has also has providers asking a number of questions: How do I report on the required Monthly Enhanced Oncology Services (MEOS) activities? Who performs … Read More

The Oncology Care Model Patient Experience

userOncology Care Model, Patient Engagement, Patient Reported Outcomes

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 Health and Human Services within reach of their stated goals of 30% by 2016 and 50% by 2018. … Read More

Five Things You Should Know About the Oncology Care Model

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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 impact cancer care? Read our blog in OBR from Navigating Cancer’s CEO Gena Cook here.

Good news for patients, providers and OCM participants: CMS is “dead serious about interoperability”

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Last week at the J.P. Morgan Annual Health Care Conference, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt announced that going forward, rewards for providers will be less about the use of technology and more about the outcomes they achieve with their patients. One way to do this, he explained, is to level the playing field by requiring open APIs (application program interfaces). … Read More