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Amy Ellis: There Was a Big Shift to Telemedicine in Cancer Care Delivery

February 17, 2021

With the onset of the pandemic, the increased use of telemedicine has been the biggest change to how cancer care is being delivered; however, whether telemedicine is here to stay depends on the regulators and payers, said Amy Ellis, chief quality officer at Northwest Medical Specialties.

Amy Ellis Discusses Setting Up an ePRO Tool at a Community Cancer Center

January 22, 2021

Setting up a new tool to capture electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) requires a lot of prep work to ensure patients are comfortable and ready to use the tool, said Amy Ellis, chief quality officer at Northwest Medical Specialties.

Amy Ellis Discusses Choosing Between Multiple Oncology APMs

January 20, 2021

With so many different oncology alternative payment models (APMs) available, choosing the right ones to participate in might simply mean finding which ones already align with what a practice is doing, said Amy Ellis, chief quality officer at Northwest Medical Specialties.

Dr Sibel Blau Discusses Adapting to Telehealth in Oncology and Future Issues

January 18, 2021

Adapting to telehealth was not difficult, but practice transformation around telehealth has been more difficult, and there remains the future uncertainty around continued reimbursement, said Sibel Blau, MD, of Northwest Medical Specialties and Quality Cancer Care Alliance.

Dr Sibel Blau Highlights Reimbursement Concerns in Oncology

January 05, 2021

The economics of cancer care remain a major concern as practices try to figure out how to deal with the cost of providing cancer care, said Sibel Blau, MD, medical oncologist, Northwest Medical Specialties, and president and CEO, Quality Cancer Care Alliance (QCCA).

Joanna Thompson Discusses What Makes a Patient High Risk for Lung Cancer

December 31, 2020

There are several risk factors to review when determining whether or not a patient is high risk for lung cancer and should be screened, said Joanna Thompson, multidisciplinary program manager, Highlands Oncology Group.

Dr Basit Chaudhry: How Practices Can Take Advantage of the Delay to Oncology Care First

December 14, 2020

With the start of Oncology Care First (OCF) being delayed, practices participating in the Oncology Care Model have more time to set themselves up to success when they transition to OCF, said Basit Chaudhry, MD, PhD, founder of Tuple Health.

Dr Michael Korn Outlines the Collaborative Nature of the Caris Precision Oncology Alliance

December 13, 2020

The Caris Precision Oncology Alliance has brought together academic institutions and community practices with the goal of performing research and exchanging evidence and ideas for new types of tests, said W. Michael Korn, MD.

Joanna Thompson on Engaging With PCPs for a Successful Lung Cancer Screening Program

December 10, 2020

Highlands Oncology Group has found the most success getting the word out about its lung cancer screening program by directly engaging with primary care physicians (PCPs), said Joanna Thompson of Highlands Oncology Group.