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Mike Fazio Highlights How Oncology Practices Can Take Advantage of the Delay to OCF

November 28th 2020, 1:45pm

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There are ways practices can take advantage of the delay of Oncology Care First (OCF) to continue learning from their experience in Oncology Care Model (OCM), said Mike Fazio, of Archway Health.

How Japan, Germany, and France Control Spending in a Fee-for-Service System

November 24th 2020, 6:24pm

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An analysis published in Health Affairs outlines the benefits of structuring negotiations and standardizing fee-for-service payments independent of any specific reform proposals to control health care spending in 3 high-income countries.

Mike Fazio Addresses Risk Adjustment in OCM, OCF Due to COVID-19

November 21st 2020, 3:00pm

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is going to test the new risk adjustment in the Oncology Care Model as patients delay care, said Mike Fazio, senior vice president of Client Services at Archway Health.

Trump Targets Drug Prices With 2 Orders Using International Pricing, Ending Rebates

November 21st 2020, 1:45am

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President Donald Trump issued 2 orders Friday aiming to lower drug prices paid by Medicare by invoking a "most favored nations" policy and also by targeting rebates paid to pharmacy benefit managers.

Too Much, Too Fast: Providers Push Back on CMS’ Final RO Model

October 30th 2020, 4:00am

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A discussion of the final Radiation Oncology Model; after this article went to press, CMS announced a delay until July 2021, reflecting concerns of radiation oncologists.

Uncertainty From COVID-19 Delays Progress on the Road to Value-Based Cancer Care

October 30th 2020, 4:00am

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COVID-19 has created a significant distraction from normal practice operations. The uncertainty that comes along with the pandemic is a huge worry, and can distract from practice transformation.

Three Ways COVID-19 Makes the Oncology Care First Model More Attractive

October 29th 2020, 4:00am

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COVID-19 has delayed the transition to Oncology Care First, but the forthcoming model could help.

OCM, Other APM Timelines Extended Due to COVID-19

June 3rd 2020, 9:26pm

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CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced the update today in a blog post in Health Affairs.