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Michael Kolodziej Remarks Upon the Difficulty of Creating Payment Models for Oncology

Implementing new payment models is really complicated, and the private sector is not doing as much as the public sector, said Michael Kolodziej, MD, vice president and chief innovation officer at ADVI Health, Inc.


Implementing new payment models is really complicated, and the private sector is not doing as much as the public sector, said Michael Kolodziej, MD, vice president and chief innovation officer at ADVI Health, Inc.

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As the government is trying out a number of different payment models, what is happening in the private sector? Are we seeing any clear successes among commercial payers?

What’s happening with the commercial payers is absolutely maddening, not a darn thing. I was very proud of the program I built at Aetna and I highly commend Roger Brito and his team for continuing to work on that project and refine it. But man, it’s kind of disappointing. It’s not that I don’t understand it. I think they’re waiting to see what happens with all this stuff that Washington is doing. Implementing those kind of programs is really complicated. It takes a lot of manpower and it takes a lot of, well, let’s just say intestinal fortitude to develop an enterprise-wide strategy for oncology, and not much has happened, I think. But we’ll see.

 
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