Patient-Centered Oncology Care 2015

September 27, 2016
Advancement in basic science and medical technology has made cancer a curable disease for many patients. Approximately 40% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, but as of 2014, 1 in 22 Americans is a cancer survivor, which equals 14.5 million cancer survivors in the US, explained Joseph C. Alvarnas, MD, director of value-based analytics for the City of Hope.
September 27, 2016
Jack Whelan, an e-patient advocate and patient with a rare blood disease, spoke at The American Journal of Managed Care’s 4th Annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care Meeting. In his presentation, Whelan explained that patient centricity and education is important for all parties in the healthcare industry to better take hold of.
September 27, 2016
In the United States healthcare system, discussions of value are almost always associated with the equation of quality over cost. However, patients don’t necessarily think that way, explained Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine and public policy at the Duke Cancer Institute.
September 27, 2016
While President Barack Obama outlined a series of budget plans for oncology care in the fall of 2015, which was designed to allocate an estimated $130 million to sequence 1 million volunteers, $70 million to identify “genome drivers” and $10 million to the FDA to build databases, Michael A. Kolodziej, MD, FACP, national medical director of Oncology Solutions at Aetna, believes there to be different areas of oncology care that need more attention and resources. Kolodziej presented at The American Journal of Managed Care’s 4th Annual Patient-Centered Oncology Meeting.
September 27, 2016
There are a number of issues concerning big data in the oncology world, the most prominent of which concerns the number of patients participating in clinical trials, Robert J. Green, MD, MSCE, vice president of clinical strategy at Flatiron Health, explained during his presentation at The American Journal of Managed Care’s 4th Annual Patient-Centered Oncology Meeting. He added that only 4% of adult cancer patients participate in a clinical trial.
September 27, 2016
Family history is at the core of precision medicine, Joy Larsen Haidle, MS, CGC, 2015 president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, said during her presentation at The American Journal of Managed Care’s 4th Annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care Meeting. During her presentation, Haidle explained that while hereditary cancer was traditionally viewed as occurring between 5% and 10% of the cancer population, recent data suggest that number may be a lot closer to 25% today.
September 27, 2016
Scott Gottlieb, MD, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; Michael A. Kolodziej, MD, national medical director of oncology strategy at Aetna; Bruce Quinn, MD, PhD, MBA, senior director at FaegreBD Consulting; and Joy Larsen Haidle, MS, CGC, 2015 president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, discussed the impacts of FDA regulation on diagnostics in oncology during The American Journal of Managed Care’s 4th Annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care Meeting. The panel discussion was moderated by Dennis P. Scanlon, professor of health policy and administrator and director of the Center for Health Care and Policy Research at The Pennsylvania State University.
September 27, 2016
Competition as a means of tackling the escalating issue of drug prices is not working, said Peter B. Bach, MD, MAPP, physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in a panel discussion at The American Journal of Managed Care’s 4th Annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care Meeting. He explained that implementing a system in which the attributes of the drug determine its price is a more reasonable, value-based approach.
September 27, 2016
One of the reasons Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO, 2015-2016 president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, became involved with medicine in the first place was the ability to help patients. However, she said that the administrative burden physicians take on in today’s health system can often take away from that experience.
September 27, 2016
Population health is a method that looks at the total costs of care, focuses on the prevalent chronic diseases, and, additionally, examines the various social determinants of health of an entire community. However, Burton F. VanderLaan, MD, FACP, medical director of Priority Health, explained that precision medicine, specifically in precision oncology, seeks to do just the opposite by employing variation and individualizing treatment rather than standardizing it.
September 27, 2016
Stacey W. McCullough, DO, senior vice president of Pharmacy at Tennessee Oncology, PLLC; Bruce W. Sherman, MD, FCCP, FACOEM, medical director for Population Health Management for the RightOpt private exchange offering for Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company; and Glen D. Stettin, MD, senior vice president of clinical research and new solutions at Express Scripts, came together to discuss the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) as a means of helping to manage high-cost treatment options. The discussion, moderated by Bruce A. Feinberg, DO, vice president and chief medical officer of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, was held during The American Journal of Managed Care’s 4th Annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care Meeting.
September 27, 2016
Julian Malinak, MPH, finance lead for the pioneer accountable care organization (ACO) and next generation ACO models and technical advisor for financial policy at CMS Innovation Center, explained that CMS, as well as other organizations, are pushing away from the traditional fee-for-service methods by creating delivery models like ACOs and employing various tools and services, such as bundled payments, and are beginning to examine these methods in the oncology setting.
September 27, 2016
In the past 5 years, the FDA has approved 52 new agents for oncology use, and 24 of those agents have novel mechanisms, explained Stacey W. McCullough, PharmD, senior vice president of Pharmacy at Tennessee Oncology, PLLC, during her presentation at The American Journal of Managed Care’s 4th Annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care Meeting. With these emerging options in oncology care, there are 3 things to consider when choosing the appropriate option for the patient, she said.
Copyright AJMC 2006-2017 Clinical Care Targeted Communications Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
x
Welcome the the new and improved AJMC.com, the premier managed market network. Tell us about yourself so that we can serve you better.
Sign Up
×

Sign In

Not a member? Sign up now!