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Oncology Care Model: 196 Physician Group Practices and 17 Insurance Companies to Participate

One June 30, 2016, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the practices that will be participating in the Oncology Care Model (OCM).  Today Friday, July 1,  marks the start of the five-year Oncology Care Model, one of the first CMS physician-led specialty care models aimed at improving quality and reducing the cost of care. This particular reimbursement…
Carevive
July 1, 2016
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Patient Navigation: 4 Ways to Gear Up for the Oncology Care Model

Whether you are a participant in a value-based pilot like Oncology Care Model (OCM) or possibly a watchful bystander now is the time to integrate best practices for patient navigation to better serve your oncology patients and enhance care efficiency. A little background on the Oncology Care Model At its core, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) Oncology…
Carol Bush
December 3, 2015
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The Oncology Care Model: Ten Strategies for Hospitals

The Oncology Care Model: Ten Strategies for Hospitals The OCM; Hospitals & Physician Practices: Economic Control & Incentives Is the Shoe on the Other Foot? Introduction – The long-suffering physician practice vs. the dominant hospital Medical oncology has long held a unique position in CMS based payment through its use of “buy-and-bill” relationship to drugs sold to patients under Part B.…
Wes Chapman
October 5, 2015
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The Oncology Care Model Unplugged – An Open Discussion on Next Steps

The CMS Innovation center (CMMI) recently announced the development of a new payment and delivery model to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of specialty healthcare. The new Oncology Care Model (OCM), one of several models being developed by CMMI, requires participating physician practices that administer chemotherapy to enter into payment agreements with CMS to measure financial and performance accountability for episodes of care. Incentives in OCM…
Carevive
July 21, 2015
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The Oncology Care Model (OCM) Model Explained

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center or CMMI) is continuously developing new payment and delivery models designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of both primary and specialty care. Among those specialty models is the Oncology Care Model, an innovative new payment model for physician practices administering chemotherapy. Under the Oncology Care Model (OCM), practices and…
Carevive
March 31, 2015