HHS announces proposed changes to laws to support value-based care

Susie BaficoValue-based Care

Leverage digital tools to improve cancer care

This week the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed rules that would update and clarify regulations for the Stark Law and the anti-kickback statute. HHS has acknowledged the rules as they currently stand were developed in a fee-for-service healthcare landscape, and they must be modified to fit the shift to value-based arrangements.  The Stark Law When the … Read More

Connect with Navigating Cancer this fall!

Stephanie GingerValue-based Care

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 Summit in New York City. This conference, held on October 16-18, is focused … Read More

Improving Care with the Oncology Care Model

Susie BaficoOncology Care Model, Value-based Care

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 tasked with a transformation to a value-based model defined by improving patient care, reducing costs, and lowering … Read More

Measuring Success in Value-Based Care

Susie BaficoPatient Relationship Management, 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 implementing value-based care initiatives to the conversation. This webinar focused on perspectives on value-based care across healthcare, from payers to providers to patients. Here are … Read More

The Emerging Challenges in Cancer Care

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient-centered Care, Value-based Care

Leverage digital tools to improve 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 surprise, but there were some interesting insights provided during the talk, including that the most under appreciated challenge is the rising expectations of patients. … Read More

AJMC’s Innovation and Quality in Oncology Care

Stephanie GingerCare Management Solution, Value-based 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 and outcomes. In addition to transformation, the importance of data emerged as a key theme. Healthcare has been reactive for … Read More

The COA Oncology Care Model 2.0 webinar

Susie BaficoNews, Oncology Care Model, Patient-centered Care, Value-based Care

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 Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). PTAC reviews the physician payment models for Medicare programs. … Read More

Artificial Intelligence and Community Oncology

Stephanie GingerPatient-centered Care, Value-based Care

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 care today and value-based programs, in particular. Providing the highest quality of care at a lower cost in an increasingly complicated landscape is difficult. In … Read More

Catching up with Minnesota Oncology

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

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 were ready for the future of cancer care and recognized that a technology-based solution would be necessary … Read More