What Are the Next Steps for Collaboration, Accountability in Oncology Care First?

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Kashyap Patel, MD, the chief executive officer of Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates—a leading OCM practice—and associate editor of Evidence-Based Oncology™ (EBO), as well as Tennessee Oncology’s Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, MBA, to discuss Oncology Care First.

Participants in the Oncology Care Model (OCM) have speculated greatly about what will come after the 5-year pilot program ends on June 30, 2021. The suspense ended November 1, 2019, when the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) unveiled a request for information regarding Oncology Care First (OCF), a proposed successor model that would build on the lessons learned from OCM.

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Kashyap Patel, MD, the chief executive officer of Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates—a leading OCM practice—and associate editor of Evidence-Based Oncology™ (EBO), as well as Tennessee Oncology’s Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, MBA, to discuss the proposal and what comes next.