Segment 5- New Payment Models in Oncology

It's very, very complex to try to envision how you would come up with a single payment for an episode and not have a thousand different types of episodes in order to capture the heterogeneity of these diseases and the cost, said Dr Malin when asked to discuss the bundled payment method in oncology.

“It’s very, very complex to try to envision how you would come up with a single payment for an episode and not have a thousand different types of episodes in order to capture the heterogeneity of these diseases and the cost,” said Dr Malin when asked to discuss the bundled payment method in oncology. According to Dr Malin, the current reimbursement system does not provide incentive for physicians to select the most cost-effective therapies available to them.