The current issue of Evidence-Based Oncology™, a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care®, examines how new reimbursement models are making cancer care more patient-centered, but making those models sustainable is challenging.
Changing cancer care payment models are rewarding doctors and practices for making care more patient-centered, but the transition isn’t easy, according to the current issue of Evidence-Based Oncology™ (EBO™), a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care®. The issue can be found here.
While there have been wondrous innovations in both therapy and practice, cancer care is not yet cost-effective and affordable for everyone, writes Joseph Alvarnas, MD, editor-in-chief of EBO™ and director of Value-Based Analytics at City of Hope, in Duarte, California.
“While we understand the right sensibilities in creating a sustainable care delivery, we have not yet created the ideal model for delivering this consistently, at scale, across a nation of more than 325 million individuals,” Alvarnas writes.
Perspectives on moving to value-based models include:
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