Martin Edelman, MD, Talks About Improving Outcomes in the Management of NSCLC
Martin Edelman, MD, Greenbaum Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD, says that organizations like NCCN and ASCO have guidelines for the management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). "I think that by utilizing these various clinical as well as biological markers, we can develop therapies that are tailored to the individual patient and have substantial evidence to support their use," said Dr Edelman.
This video was taken on May 2, 2013, at the NAMCP Spring Managed Care Forum in Orlando, FL.
Balancing health care tailored to the individual with a modern reimbursement scheme based on population health is the challenge that awaits the nation’s healthcare system. Based on a study in The American Journal of Managed Care, it can be done, even among patients like seniors who use more healthcare than most.
This week’s news that Aetna would be repaid $8.4 million after uncovering a questionable relationship between three clinics and a hospital has its roots in a well-known managed care reality: If you’re treated in a hospital setting, it costs more.
Evidence-Based Oncology, a news publication of The American Journal of Managed Care, this week published coverage from the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The regular issue of Evidence-Based Oncology, published with the ASCO special issue, features a statement on ASCO’s value initiative from Chief Medical Officer Richard L. Schilsky, MD.