Value-based Care

What does COVID-19 mean for value-based care?

In a panel at Community Oncology Alliance’s (COA) recent virtual conference moderated by COA’s Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives, Bo Gamble, Kashyap Patel, MD, of Carolina Blood & Cancer Care Associates and Lalan Wilfong, MD of Texas Oncology recently...

2020 Community Oncology Conference

The current COVID-19 pandemic not only forced the 2020 Community Oncology Alliance Conference to a virtual format, the impact of the virus also found its way into a lot of the content. The conference featured topical and important content, including: Top Community...

Planning for the future of oncology care

The Advisory Board recently hosted a webinar titled “How cancer programs are responding to COVID-19 and planning for future market trends.” I shared a summary of part of the webinar that was related to COVID-19 in late March, but it also included some valuable...

Digital Health Revolution

As the science around cancer treatment rapidly expands, new digital tools are capturing more data than ever, and most cancer care providers are navigating the transition to value-based care, it was no surprise that this year’s ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer...

Improving outcomes through patient engagement and PROs

A patient-engaged approach to cancer care has been shown to improve outcomes and the entire patient experience. When patients can report their symptoms easily, those symptoms can be managed in a more timely fashion, reducing visits to emergency departments and...

Personalized Medicine and Value-Based Care

How is personalized medicine impacting oncology? A panel at AJMC’s recent Patient-Centered Oncology Care Conference explored this topic. Payer, diagnostic, and advocacy representatives shared their perspectives in this discussion. What is personalized medicine? The...

Future of Oncology Advanced Payment Models

The shift to value What’s next for oncology advanced payment models? That was the topic one panel tackled at AJMC’s recent Patient Centered Oncology Care Conference. The panel represented the provider, payer, and technology perspectives. There was agreement that the...

Patient-Reported Outcomes and Value-Based Care

Scientific research demonstrates that clinicians miss approximately half of patients’ symptoms during cancer treatment. As a result, patients can suffer due to poor symptom control, treatments may be delayed or missed, and preventable emergency room visits and...

2019 ACCC National Oncology Conference Roundup

The ACCC 36th National Oncology Conference was attended by hundreds of cancer care professionals and thought leaders. Over three days, attendees and presenters shared insights, experiences, and strategies for improving cancer care. Navigating Cancer’s team spoke to...

Transformative Care Models

This session during the recent ACCC National Oncology Conference featured a look at new care models and practice transformations that have been prompted by value-based care and posed several questions for the audience to start the session. About half reported their...

Practice transformation in value-based cancer care

At the 2019 Association for Value-Based Cancer Care Summit this year, we sat in on this great panel called "Practice Transformation Embracing Clinical Decision Support Systems and Care Management Processes and Influence on Value Based Cancer Care." In this post we’ll...

Community oncology perspectives on value-based cancer care

At the 2019 Association for Value-Based Cancer Care Summit this year, we sat in on a great panel called "Community Oncology Perspectives on Value-based Cancer Care" that focused on community oncology practices. At Navigating Cancer we support community oncology...

Connect with Navigating Cancer this fall!

We are looking forward to a few upcoming events and would love to connect with you if you will be there too! Let us know! Association for Value-Based Cancer Care Summit Next week some of our team members are heading to the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care...

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...

Measuring Success in Value-Based Care

Recently Definitive Healthcare hosted a virtual panel for the second session of their panel series focused on measuring success in value-based care. Three panelists from healthcare technology organizations participated and brought their unique perspectives on...

The Emerging Challenges in Cancer Care

During a session at the recent Advisory Board Oncology Roundtable meeting, Stuart Clark, Managing Director, shared three emerging challenges for cancer care providers: value-based care, clinical innovations, and patient experience. Those likely don’t come as a...

AJMC’s Innovation and Quality in Oncology Care

AJMC’s Institute for Value Based Medicine recently hosted an event titled “Innovation and Quality in Oncology Care.” It featured several leaders in the transformation of oncology care who are changing the way cancer care is provided and improving patient experiences...

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...

Artificial Intelligence and Community Oncology

The Community Oncology Conference recently featured a panel discussion of organizations piloting an artificial intelligence (AI) program. The discussion opened with John Frownfelter, the Chief Medical Information Officer at JVION, describing the challenges of cancer...

Catching up with Minnesota Oncology

Minnesota Oncology, a member of The US Oncology Network, has been participating in pay for performance programs over the past five years and are in the process of becoming certified as an oncology medical home. This large, innovative practice wanted to ensure they...