Peter Bach, MD, MAPP, Talks About Improving Quality in Cancer Care
Peter B. Bach, MD, MAPP, Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, Attending Physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, states that any organizational change that shifts payment and risk to providers will improve quality. Dr. Bach says that quality can be improved if providers seek to manage costs in a way that promotes high-quality care while making decisions based on evidence and pathways.
This video was taken on November 16 at AJMC's Translating Evidence-Based Research Into Value-Based Decisions in Oncology.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance, under increasing pressure to demonstrate the value of its recognition programs, previewed new patient-centered medical home standards intended to put more emphasis on team-based care, integrating behavioral health and sustaining practice transformation.
he lower chamber is expected to vote on legislation that would permanently repeal Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula for physician payment, which might also include a provision to either repeal or delay the ACA's individual insurance mandate as a way to pay for the SGR fix.