IVBM Interviews

Dr Lucio Gordan Outlines Challenges to Implementing a New OCM

March 27, 2020

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"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

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"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

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Dr Richard Snyder: How Value-Based Agreements Can Benefit All Stakeholders

October 27, 2019

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Richard Snyder, MD, executive vice president of Facilitated Health Networks and chief medical officer at Independence Blue Cross, explains how value-based agreements can benefit providers, patients, and payers.