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Oncology Care Model Creates Opportunities for Battling Cancer

IP Blog | Dave Melin | July 5, 2016

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This week in health care: The newly released Oncology Care Model creates opportunities for improved, coordinated care for those battling cancer.

17 Health Payers Participating in CMS Oncology Care Model

“This patient-centered care model furthers the goal of the Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot to improve coordination, care, and outcomes while spending dollars more wisely.” –Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell

CMS Announces Oncology Care Model (OCM) Participants, ACCC Offers Resources and Expertise

To support OCM practices, ACCC recently launched the OCM Collaborative virtual community to share tips, tools, and resources as providers navigate this new transformational cancer care delivery and payment model.

The US Oncology Network Announces Affiliated Practices Chosen To Participate In Oncology Care Model (OCM)

Russell Hoverman, M.D., medical director of managed care for The US Oncology Network shared his belief that, “The move to value-based care will completely change the landscape of cancer care in the future, impacting all aspects of care delivery and reimbursement” .

Top Officials Aim To Reshape The FDA To Prepare For ‘Avalanche’ Of Cancer Products

FDA Commissioner, Robert Califf, MD indicates that the advent of new technologies like DNA sequencing and 3-D printing are creating an “avalanche” of new products. “We [the FDA] have to be prepared for this”.

ASCO Applauds Selection of Richard Pazdur, MD, to Lead New FDA Oncology Center of Excellence

“He [Dr. Pazdur] consistently demonstrates the necessary leadership and commitment to improving cancer care for directing this new center to carry out its mission”. -Daniel F. Hayes, MD, President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Pushback on Part B Payment Model Continues, but Battle May Be Futile

SPECIALTY PHARMACY NEWS shares one analyst’s reasoning why Part B Payment Model will be will be implemented in the fall.

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