Bo Gamble Explains How COA Defines Value in Oncology
A patient has their own set of values, providers have their own set of values, and the people that pay for it have their own set of values. So, [we all need to] come together, explains Bo Gamble, Director Of Strategic Practice Initiatives at the Community Oncology Alliance.
How does COA view "value" in oncology, and how is that distinction determined?
That’s a great question, it’s a question that we get asked often. COA’s perspective on value is let’s ask all [of] the different stakeholders, and let’s try to come up with a model that can meet that statement, or meet the value guide for everybody whether they’re a patient or an employer like we heard about today. A patient has their own set of values, providers have their own set of values, and the people that pay for it have their own set of values.
So, let’s come together, let’s make sure we understand that so the model that we have that we present, [and then] present all the options for whatever your definition may be. To us, there’s no simple definition. But the model, the payment system, the delivery system, needs to consider all of the different aspects of value.