Interviews

Dr Michael Diaz Discusses Feedback From Practices in 2-Sided Risk
April 24, 2020 – 
Oncology practices in 2-sided risk arrangements have reported mixed results, pointing to the need for more time to make the transition, said Michael Diaz, MD, president of Community Oncology Alliance.
Dr Jeffrey Lowenkron Discusses the Impacts of Medicare Advantage Expansion on Oncology Care
April 18, 2020 – 
The expansion of Medicare Advantage benefits patients, but presents challenges in oncology care, said Jeffrey Lowenkron, MD, chief medical officer of The Villages Health.
Dr Michael Diaz Outlines Important Lessons Learned From the OCM
April 15, 2020 – 
Networking with other practices, sharing ideas, and getting physicians involved in the process can aid community practices moving to alternative payment models (APMs), said Michael Diaz, MD, president of Community Oncology Alliance.
 
Dr Michael Diaz Explains Challenges to Capturing Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes
March 30, 2020 – 
Part of the reason COA recommended a 'ramp up' period is we need time for the vendors to understand what they need to be incorporating in their software, said Michael Diaz, MD, president of Community Oncology Alliance.
Dr Lucio Gordan Outlines Challenges to Implementing a New OCM
March 27, 2020 – 
"I am not convinced yet that the Oncology Care First Model truly takes into account necessary elements, including high-cost drugs," said Lucio Gordan, MD, president and managing physician at Florida Cancer Specialists.
Dr Maen Hussein on How Changes in Medicare Hospice Coverage Impact Community Oncology Practices
March 21, 2020 – 
"There is this mentality that hospice means the patient is going to die very soon, and that's really not true," said Maen Hussein, MD, physician director of finance at Florida Cancer Specialists.
Dr Jeffrey Lowenkron Outlines Barriers to Care Coordination Among Medicare Beneficiaries
March 19, 2020 – 
Sharing records and encouraging conversation will promote better collaboration between primary care and cancer care, said Jeffrey Lowenkron, MD, chief medical officer of The Villages Health.
Dr Michael Diaz on How a Delay to an OCM Successor Will Benefit Practices
March 19, 2020 – 
"We want to make sure practices have time to learn, understand, adapt, and modify, to a new Oncology Care Model," said Michael Diaz, MD, president of Community Oncology Alliance.
Dr Maen Hussein Discusses Means to Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality
March 14, 2020 – 
Educating primary care providers and patients on accessible lung cancer screenings can help reduce lung cancer mortality, said Maen Hussein, MD, physician director of finance at Florida Cancer Specialists.
Dr Lucio Gordan Discusses Cost Differentials, Survivorship Care in Oncology
March 10, 2020 – 
There has been significant improvement in payers' understanding of site of care issues, but steps still need to be taken to address these issues, said Lucio Gordan, MD, president and managing physician at Florida Cancer Specialists.
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