Patient-Centered Oncology Care: Real-World Perspectives 2013

Will Shifts in Oncology Outpatient Points of Care Lead to More Profits or Savings?

January 29, 2014

Evidence-Based Oncology

To begin the session entitled Oncology Practice in the Era of PCMHs and ACOs: Square Pegs or Round Holes?, Peter B. Bach, MD, MAPP, outlined how new payment models are changing the settings of oncology practice.

Can Clinical Pathways Change the 'Culture' in Cancer Care?

January 29, 2014

Evidence-Based Oncology

Bruce A. Feinberg, DO, of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, published results in Evidence-Based Oncology1 showing that Cardinal's deployment of pathways had achieved measurable savings across a diverse set of healthcare providers, with an actuary's validation.

Payer Perspectives in Genetic Counseling

January 29, 2014

Evidence-Based Oncology

Precision Medicine, examined how care targeted at the individual can hold down costs while improving quality. This includes matching the right drug to the right patient, and genetic testing is a tool for doing that.

Grappling With the Fallout of Genetic Testing, in Oncology and Beyond

January 29, 2014

Evidence-Based Oncology

Moving beyond the topic, Companion Diagnostics in Targeted Treatment, the panel took on the unregulated nature of testing in the wake of the June 2013 US Supreme Court ruling against Myriad Genetics, which ended the company's BRCA testing monopoly.

Putting the 'Economics' Back Into Health Economics Outcomes Research

January 29, 2014

Evidence-Based Oncology

From his vantage point as director of the Cancer Technology Assessment Group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, Scott D. Ramsey, MD, PhD,sees the financial fallout of cancer care like few do.

Value-Based Pricing: The Role of Outcomes Data in Pricing Models

January 29, 2014

Evidence-Based Oncology

Data about escalating prices for cancer drugs laid the groundwork for the panel that followed, where Michael E. Chernew, PhD, Harvard health economist and co-editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Managed Care, outlined how changing the paradigm will require a different kind of shopping.