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