Interviews

Dr Michael Diaz Explains Challenges to Capturing Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes
March 30, 2020 – 
Part of the reason COA recommended a 'ramp up' period is we need time for the vendors to understand what they need to be incorporating in their software, said Michael Diaz, MD, president of Community Oncology Alliance.
Dr Lucio Gordan Outlines Challenges to Implementing a New OCM
March 27, 2020 – 
"I am not convinced yet that the Oncology Care First Model truly takes into account necessary elements, including high-cost drugs," said Lucio Gordan, MD, president and managing physician at Florida Cancer Specialists.
Dr Maen Hussein on How Changes in Medicare Hospice Coverage Impact Community Oncology Practices
March 21, 2020 – 
"There is this mentality that hospice means the patient is going to die very soon, and that's really not true," said Maen Hussein, MD, physician director of finance at Florida Cancer Specialists.
Dr Jeffrey Lowenkron Outlines Barriers to Care Coordination Among Medicare Beneficiaries
March 19, 2020 – 
Sharing records and encouraging conversation will promote better collaboration between primary care and cancer care, said Jeffrey Lowenkron, MD, chief medical officer of The Villages Health.
Dr Michael Diaz on How a Delay to an OCM Successor Will Benefit Practices
March 19, 2020 – 
"We want to make sure practices have time to learn, understand, adapt, and modify, to a new Oncology Care Model," said Michael Diaz, MD, president of Community Oncology Alliance.
Dr Maen Hussein Discusses Means to Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality
March 14, 2020 – 
Educating primary care providers and patients on accessible lung cancer screenings can help reduce lung cancer mortality, said Maen Hussein, MD, physician director of finance at Florida Cancer Specialists.
Dr Lucio Gordan Discusses Cost Differentials, Survivorship Care in Oncology
March 10, 2020 – 
There has been significant improvement in payers' understanding of site of care issues, but steps still need to be taken to address these issues, said Lucio Gordan, MD, president and managing physician at Florida Cancer Specialists.
Dr Richard Snyder Offers Key Features of Value-Based Agreements
December 04, 2019 – 
Richard Snyder, MD, executive vice president of Facilitated Health Networks and chief medical officer at Independence Blue Cross, discusses key features that payers should include when implementing a value-based agreement.
Dr Richard Snyder Discusses the Role of Data in Value-Based Agreements
November 23, 2019 – 
Richard Snyder, MD, executive vice president of Facilitated Health Networks and chief medical officer at Independence Blue Cross, discusses the role of data exchange and analytics in value-based agreements.
Dr Richard Snyder Emphasizes the Importance of Care Coordination in Value-Based Contracting
November 10, 2019 – 
Population health management and coordination of care are integral to value-based contracting, explained Richard Snyder, MD, executive vice president of Facilitated Health Networks and chief medical officer at Independence Blue Cross.
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