Models of Care

With today’s focus on the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) as a viable option for healthcare delivery and cost reform, a group of researchers explored how best to translate the concept from the primary care model to oncology care. What they found is that an Oncology Medical Home (OMH) model may revolutionize cancer care and reimbursement (J Clin Oncol. 2011;29[suppl]:Abstract e16641). Read More ›

Many groups have begun taking on more challenging operational strategies for success, said Har - vey D. Bichkoff, MPH, CEO of Marin Specialty Care, a collaboration of specialty physician groups in Marin County, California, presenting at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. To illustrate how this can be done, Bichkoff detailed the steps implemented by Marin Specialty Care.

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When accountable care organizations (ACOs) were first proposed as part of healthcare reform possibilities, many in the healthcare industry jumped all over the term. Read More ›

Oncology is evolving from a high-margin infusion business into diversified medium-margin businesses, according to Jeffrey Patton, MD, medical oncologist and CEO, Tennessee Oncology, Nashville. At the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Patton discussed how to assess the potential for future revenue, before you commit to adding an ancillary service. Read More ›

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