Dennis Scanlon, PhD, Addresses the Importance of Payer/Provider Relationships
Dennis Scanlon, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, says it is very important to bridge the gap between providers and payers in oncology management. Dr. Scanlon also says that there is a lot of variation in the cost and quality of care in oncology. The goal is to identify the appropriate payments for quality care.
This video was taken on November 16 at AJMC's Translating Evidence-Based Research Into Value-Based Decisions in Oncology.
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