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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…
July 1, 2016
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Making Sense of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs)

A Common Sense Guide for Oncology Practices in the Oncology Care Model Getting the Right Information – Avoiding the Pitfalls This article will cover information requirements that medical oncology practices will need to address as part of the new Oncology Care Model (OCM) program being initiated by CMS in 2016. The OCM offers the promise of better care and improved financial…
Wes Chapman
February 1, 2016
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Patient Voices on #CTalk: What Matters Most

It’s no secret I’m a bit of a healthcare social media evangelist. As clinicians, I think it’s essential that we develop digital competency, embrace social tools and participate in conversations online. Why? Because it’s where patients and caregivers are. One of my favorite social tools I have integrated into my nursing practice is Twitter. On this platform, I can: Connect…
Carol Bush
November 4, 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…
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…
March 31, 2015