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Insights on Site-of-Care Cancer Research: Both Quality and Cost Information Are Necessary to Guide Policy

Kavita Patel, MD, MPH, and A. Mark Fendrick, MD
The implementation of alternative payment models that successfully capture clinical heterogeneity—without adding unacceptable levels of administrative complexity—may be equally (if not more) important than site-neutral payment policies.
Am J Manag Care. 2018;24(7):316-317

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Author Affiliations: Brookings Institution (KP), Bethesda, MD; University of Michigan (AMF), Ann Arbor, MI.

Source of Funding: None.

Author Disclosures: Dr Patel is a board member of the hospital system Dignity Health, has done consulting work for the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), and has attended meetings of COA and the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Dr Fendrick has been a consultant for AbbVie, Amgen, Bayer, Centivo, COA, Exact Sciences, Freedman Health, Lilly, Mallinckrodt, MedZed, Merck, Risalto, Sempre Health, State of Minnesota, Takeda, Wellth, and Zansors; has performed research for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Boehringer Ingelheim, Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center, Laura & John Arnold Foundation, National Pharmaceutical Council, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, PhRMA, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and State of Michigan/CMS; and holds outside positions as co-editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Managed Care®, member of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee, and partner in V-BID Health, LLC.

Address Correspondence to: Kavita Patel, MD, MPH, Brookings Institution, 7117 Fairfax Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814. Email: kavita321@yahoo.com.
 
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