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

Don’t ignore the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis

Stephanie GingerPatient Engagement

At the recent Value in Cancer Care Summit, a former bankruptcy judge, Karen Overstreet, addressed the financial toxicity that often comes with a cancer diagnosis. Cancer is overwhelming and confusing and there is often not a lot of transparency about the financial impact. Patients are reluctant to discuss financial concerns with their care team – either out of embarrassment or … Read More

Better Cancer Care with Patient Reported Outcomes

Stephanie GingerPatient Reported Outcomes, Remote Monitoring, Symptom Management

The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research recently held its 6th Annual Value in Cancer Care Summit. The morning plenary session was given by Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, entitled “Collecting Patient Reported Outcomes to Improve Cancer Care.” Dr. Schrag began her talk by reminding the audience that a patient reported outcome (PROs) is “any report of the … Read More

Give your patient engagement efforts a boost

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Symptom Management

A central requirement of many value-based programs is patient engagement and cancer care providers have invested significant time and money into engagement efforts. Yet it continues to be a real challenge. Portals are generally underutilized, office visits are short and medical information is complicated. That’s why Navigating Cancer is taking its Patient Relationship Management platform to the next level. Instead … Read More

Closing the loop for symptom management

Stephanie GingerNews, Patient Relationship Management, Symptom Management

In the transition to value-based care, symptom management for cancer patients has emerged as a key factor in not only delivering high quality care, but also preventing unnecessary ED visits and hospitalizations. Triage nurses using Navigating Cancer’s Patient Relationship Management platform are able to provide thorough, consistent symptom management over the phone to patients as soon as they need help. … 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

Leverage Symptom Management and Triage Pathways to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Symptom Management

At the recent ACCC 45th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit, there was a lot of focus on the challenges so many cancer care providers face, like the complexities of the Oncology Care Model, new applications for artificial intelligence, how to leverage technology to impact care and more. In one session, Mah-Jabeen Soobader of Archway Health presented a study … 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

Learn About What’s New with Navigating Cancer During AMCCBS

Stephanie GingerOncology Care Model, Patient Relationship Management

We are looking forward to ACCC 45th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit in Washington D.C. next week! Find us during the conference in booth 207. Here are a couple of other great opportunities to learn about the value and impact of Patient Relationship Management: On Thursday, March 21 at 4:25pm Archway Health will be presenting a “Case Study: Reducing Cancer Costs … Read More