COA 2016

The Community Oncology Conference: Innovation in Cancer Care, is the annual meeting of the Community Oncology Alliance, which represents independent oncology practices. This year's meeting is April 13-15, 2016, at the Lowes Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida, and features sessions on patient advocacy, oncology business practice, and the conference's first clinical track.

Coverage

   |    COA2016 > Surabhi Dangi-Garimella, PhD
Pharmaceutical industry experts provide an overview of the highly complex biosimilar development process at The Community Oncology Conference: Innovation in Cancer Care, held in Orlando, Florida.
   |    COA2016 > Surabhi Dangi-Garimella, PhD
Everyone in healthcare is currently grappling with what payment reform will look like in the coming years, and oncology is no exception. Payers, providers, and health policy experts reviewed ongoing changes in the healthcare system and shared their vision on what the future would look like.
Dr Lucio Gordan Highlights Challenges Facing Oncologists in 2016
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The biggest challenge facing oncologists in 2016 is the Medicare Part B demonstration that CMS announced, Lucio Gordan, MD, of Florida Cancer Specialists, said at the Community Oncology Alliance's 2016 Community Oncology Conference.
Dr Alan Balch on Improving Shared Decision-Making in Cancer Care
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Patients and providers often have very different views of goals and values when it comes to treatment, so healthcare could benefit from figuring out how to systematize the shared decision making experience, Alan Balch, PhD, chief executive officer of the National Patient Advocate Foundation, said at the Community Oncology Alliance's 2016 Community Oncology Conference.
   |    COA2016 > Surabhi Dangi-Garimella, PhD
Representatives from 3 clinics that successfully participated in the Commission on Cancer accreditation process for the Oncology Medical Home model participated in a panel discussion on the first day of The Community Oncology Conference: Innovation in Cancer Care.
Dr Debra Patt Outlines Cancer Care Delivery, Payment Changes
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There are a number of models that look at innovating payments and focus on care delivery changes in oncology that are a positive step forward for patients, Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA, director of public policy at Texas Oncology, said at the Community Oncology Alliance's 2016 Community Oncology Conference.
   |    COA2016 > Surabhi Dangi-Garimella, PhD
On the first day of The Community Oncology Conference: Innovation in Cancer Care, held in Orlando, Florida, April 13-15, 2016, oncologists discussed how their practices are coping with the transition toward quality- and value-based reimbursement.
Dr Stephen Grubbs Discusses Creating ASCO's Value Framework
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Many value assessment frameworks are still in their infancy and while the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)'s framework is still getting input and being adjusted, it has started an important conversation, Stephen Grubbs, MD, vice president for clinical affairs at ASCO, said at the Community Oncology Alliance's 2016 Community Oncology Conference.
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