First Cancer-Specific ACO Launches

The best business model for oncology care is not yet obvious to me. But it is crystal clear that innovative new models are being hatched before our eyes: First, the oncology medical home and now, the cancer-specific accountable care organization.

As reported in OT last year, The US Oncology Network had hoped that the federal government would allow cancer-specific ACOs. That idea did not fly. But US Oncology was apparently undaunted: One of its affiliates has announced its own ACO in conjunction with a private insurer and a big health system.

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Source: Oncology Times