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Practices Have to Grapple With the Logistics of Insurers’ Preferred Biosimilars: Dr Lalan Wilfong

September 11, 2022

While commercial payers have been engaged with the shift to biosimilars, they all have their own preferred biosimilar, which makes it challenging for practices, explained Lalan Wilfong, MD, vice president of payer relations & practice transformation at The US Oncology Network.

Gap After OCM May Cause Some Practices to Switch From Biosimilars to Brand Drugs

September 01, 2022

The 1-year gap after the end of the Oncology Care Model (OCM) means some practices have to make hard decisions regarding cost of care or the financial health of the practice, explained Lalan Wilfong, MD, vice president of Payer Relations & Practice Transformation at The US Oncology Network.

Dr Susan Escudier on the Benefits and Burdens of Digital Health Solutions

August 03, 2022

Telemedicine visits can make physicians more efficient, but the ability to report symptoms can add to the workload burden as staff try to figure out which symptoms need to be addressed, said Susan Escudier, MD, FACP, vice president of value-based care and quality programs, Texas Oncology.

Dr Debra Patt Discusses the Paradigm Shift of Treating HER2-Low Breast Cancer

July 19, 2022

Previously, patients with low expression of HER2 were categorized as HER2-negative but adding the HER2-low classification creates new opportunities for patients with advanced breast cancer, explained Debra Patt, MD, PhD, MBA, executive vice president of Texas Oncology.

Dr Marcus Neubauer Outlines the Benefits of the OCM and the Potential Successor Model

October 01, 2021

The Oncology Care Model (OCM) was a great program that led to practice transformation and improved patient care, but there needs to be a way to address the high cost of cancer therapies, said Marcus Neubauer, MD, chief medical officer of the US Oncology Network.

In Oncology Clinical Pathways, the Variability Isn’t With the Drugs

September 25, 2021

Experts who took part in Patient-Centered Oncology Care® 2021 said when guidelines recommend high-cost targeted therapies or immunotherapies, the focus must turn to areas such as imaging, diagnostic tests, and other elements that contribute to the cost of care.

What's Next After OCM? Possibly a Gap and Something Mandatory, Experts Predict

September 25, 2021

With the Oncology Care Model (OCM) slated to end in 2022, the successor model is still not in place. According to panelists, there is likely going to be a gap after OCM ends and the new model begins, but more importantly, practices should prepare for the new model to be mandatory.