Benchmarking, accountability, bilateralism, and scalability are the 4 parameters critical to successful alternative payment models in oncology, said Aaron Lyss, MBA, director of strategy and business development at Tennessee Oncology.
Networking with other practices, sharing ideas, and getting physicians involved in the process can aid community practices moving to alternative payment models (APMs), said Michael Diaz, MD, president of Community Oncology Alliance.
Implementing alternative payment models in oncology is a complicated process. The models are not perfect, especially the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Oncology Care Model (OCM), although several panelists saw improvements in the proposed successor model, Oncology Care First (OCF).
The November issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) included studies on a kidney disease intervention, perceptions of alternative financing models, population health screening, and more. Here are 5 findings from research published in the issue.