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

Combine Telehealth and Remote Monitoring for Comprehensive Cancer Care

Stephanie GingerCare Management Solution, Patient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes

Navigating Cancer, the leader in oncology patient-engagement technology, is excited to introduce telehealth and remote monitoring capabilities to its Care Management solution. Together, these capabilities improve medication adherence, help reduce the negative impact of side effects and provide patient insights during chemotherapy treatment. Read the press release.

Navigating Cancer Re-Imagines Triage Care Delivery with New Symptom Management Pathways

Stephanie LinCare Management Solution, Patient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes

Standardized content enables deeper management of acute patient incidents Seattle, January 5, 2017 — Navigating Cancer, the pioneer in patient-engagement technology for cancer care, today unveiled Symptom Management Pathways (SMPs) as part the company’s larger Care Management offering. The new content module was developed in partnership with the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD), a world-class cancer treatment center, … Read More

How Navigating Cancer’s Patient Relationship Management solution helps improve your CAHPS score

Stephanie LinCare Management Solution, Navigating Care, Patient Relationship Management, Patient-centered Care

Patient satisfaction has always mattered, but now practices will actually be measured and paid based on how their patients perceive the services and care provided. For practices participating in the Oncology Care Model (OCM), their patients will receive a Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as this is one of … 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

Value-Based Payment Models and Why Your EMR May Fall Short

userCare Management Solution, EHR, Meaningful Use, Patient Engagement, Patient Reported Outcomes

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are the software programs that underlie internal clinic workflow at most health care organizations. They’ve been around for a while but implementation nearly doubled nationwide from 2007 to 2012, thanks to the federal resources poured into EMR adoption as part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009. By the … Read More

Meaningful Use: What to Expect

userCare Management Solution, EHR, Meaningful Use, Patient Reported Outcomes, value-based medicine

Last month, acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt kicked up a media speculation storm when he said,“We are now in the process of ending Meaningful Use and moving to a new regime culminating with the MACRA implementation. The Meaningful Use program as it has existed will now be effectively over and replaced with something better.” It’s true that when the Medicare Access … Read More

The Rise of PROs

userCare Management Solution, Chronic Care Management, Clinical Trials, Patient Engagement, Patient Reported Outcomes, Uncategorized, value-based medicine

Cancer care is becoming value-based. Evidence of this evolution is widespread, from the rise of the oncology medical home and the Cancer Care Payment Reform Act H.R. 1934, to successful payer pilots such as UnitedHealthcare’s episode payment model and the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Patient Care Connect Program. In this changing landscape, the interests of cancer patients and healthcare … Read More

Meaningful Use, One Step Closer to Finalization

userCare Management Solution, Chronic Care Management, EHR, Meaningful Use, Patient Advocacy, Patient Engagement, Uncategorized

The rules for Stage 3 meaningful use, and the potential modifications to Stage 2, moved one step closer to finalization last week when The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) handed them off to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on September 3rd. One significant change in this final rule would be the reduction of the 2015 reporting … Read More

A Non-Face-to-Face Chronic Care Management Solution, for Patients Too

userCare Management Solution, Chronic Care Management, Patient Engagement, Uncategorized

Let’s say I’m a diabetic recently diagnosed with cancer. In the last couple months, I’ve visited multiple clinics (endocrinology, radiology, nutrition, oncology, chronic wounds), plus the ER. As a Medicare beneficiary, my out-of-pocket costs are about $400 a month. Now, my oncologist offers to enroll me in her new Chronic Care Management program. I’m told that for a small addition … Read More