Patient-Centered Oncology Care 2019

Attendees at The American Journal of Managed Care®’s Patient-Centered Oncology Care® 2019 meeting, held November 8 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, heard from some of the most prominent people in the field on "Innovation and Quality: New Directions in Value-Based Care."
February 05, 2020
From a value-based medicine perspective, we think there's no greater value in the healthcare system than improving survival for cancer patients and reducing the costs of treating late stage cancer; we believe the GRAIL test could be the test case for how to make this transition, said Joshua Ofman, MD, MSHS, chief of Corporate Strategy and External Affairs at GRAIL Inc.
January 27, 2020
Pathways are not trying to restrict or take control of treating the patient from the physician, it’s actually trying to enhance that for the physician and take the guesswork of how to do that out of it, said Rani Khetarpal, MBA, vice president of Oncology Value-Based Partnerships at New Century Health.
January 17, 2020
Blue Cross Blue Shield utilizes data to drive insights into what works and what doesn't work in cancer care, as well as, delineating trends through our collaboration with provider specialties and organizations across the US, said Jennifer Atkins, MBA, vice president of Network Solutions at Blue Cross Blue Shield.
January 05, 2020
The patient's voice is important in analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of care, as well as in assessing the value of new treatments, said Stephen Edge, MD, FACS, FASCO, vice president of Healthcare Outcomes and Policy at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
January 05, 2020
Through the risk-based, capitated model it has implemented, New Century Health promotes the ability to control drug costs without jeopardizing care for the patient, said Rani Khetarpal, MBA, vice president of Oncology Value-Based Partnerships at New Century Health.
December 08, 2019
Blue Cross Blue Shield is dedicated to maintaining local relationships to ensure they can provide the best care continuum to patients, said Jennifer Atkins, MBA, vice president of Network Solutions at Blue Cross Blue Shield.
November 22, 2019
GRAIL has generated enormous innovations in oncology care over the past 2 decades and will continue this trend through exploring 1 of oncology’s biggest opportunities, early detection of cancer, said Joshua Ofman, MD, chief of Corporate Strategy and External Affairs at GRAIL Inc.
November 13, 2019
While it is too early to provide insight into whether or not the OCF model will be successful, I think its preliminary ideas are a step in the right direction, said Rani Khetarpal, MBA, vice president of Oncology Value-Based Partnerships at New Century Health.
November 11, 2019
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, who has returned to the American Enterprise Institute, left FDA in April after 2 whirlwind years that saw a record pace of approvals and policy actions that covered everything from high drug prices to teen vaping. He spoke Friday in Philadelphia at Patient-Centered Oncology Care®, the annual meeting of oncology reimbursement stakeholders held by The American Journal of Managed Care®.
November 09, 2019
The evidence shows that chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies are effective, but the price tags on these treatments are high and have raised concerns about how many patients will get treated. During a discussion at The American Journal of Managed Care®’s Patient-Centered Oncology Care® meeting, held Friday in Philadelphia, panelists outlined the efficacy of the 2 FDA-approved therapies, Medicare reimbursement for CAR T-cell therapies, and the pace of innovation in healthcare. 
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