Community Oncology Alliance (COA) Payer Exchange Summit 2018

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) will host its 8th Payer Exchange Summit October 29-30, 2018, in Tyson's Corner, Virginia. The meeting will provide updates on practice performance in the Oncology Care Model in addition to a glimpse into payment reform efforts in the community oncology setting.
November 01, 2018
To speak about the success and continued development of Priority Health's payment reform model in cancer care, John Fox, MD, medical director at Priority Health, joined Dennis Zoet, chief business development officer at Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Michigan, on a panel at the Community Oncology Alliance Payer Exchange Summit.
October 31, 2018
I’ve seen one case recently where a patient received $172,000 of drugs that were totally wasted. So, we’re going to be looking at this, we’re going to be looking at these middlemen getting in the way of the patient and the physician making a decision about their therapy, explained Ted Okon, executive director of COA.
October 31, 2018
Looking at total cost of care is difficult and figuring out what the practice is responsible for and not responsible for can be very difficult to do, said Lalan Wilfong, MD, executive vice president of Quality Programs at Texas Oncology.
October 31, 2018
A patient has their own set of values, providers have their own set of values, and the people that pay for it have their own set of values. So, [we all need to] come together, explains Bo Gamble, Director Of Strategic Practice Initiatives at the Community Oncology Alliance.
October 31, 2018
At the Community Oncology Alliance Payer Exchange Summit, healthcare policy experts from a government relations firm and from the pharmaceutical industry provided an update on the progress with value-based agreements and also discussed the challenges posed by the existing infrastructure and operational framework.
October 30, 2018
I’m not quite certain that the system is equipped to provide a comfort level for clinicians that they’re ready to take on two-sided risk, explained Lyn Fitzgerald, senior vice president, US & Global Development at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).
October 30, 2018
We've noticed that all of these transformation activities– care transformation, quality improvement, are all actually working, explained Kavita Patel, MD, MS, non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
October 30, 2018
"The cost of cancer care is rising dramatically," said Lalan Wilfong, MD, executive vice president of quality programs at Texas Oncology.
October 30, 2018
The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) has been working with its member practices and some payer partners who have successfully implemented innovative care delivery and payment models to develop a 2.0 version of CMS’ Oncology Care Model (OCM). A progress report was presented at COA’s Payer Exchange Summit held October 29-30 in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.
October 30, 2018
While practice transformation is vital, community-based clinics continue to struggle with emergency department (ED) use, hospitalization, and risk stratification as they identify ways to reduce unnecessary expenditures within their Oncology Care Model (OCM) practice.
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