Quality Care Cancer Alliance (QCCA)

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May 11, 2020
Some independent practices utilize clinical pathways to mange complex regimens, but lack of education and cost concerns may limit practices' use of clinical pathways, said Ray Page, DO, PhD, president and director of research at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
March 03, 2020
How can community oncology practices keep up with changing federal regulations and the constant fl ow of new scientific evidence, while delivering quality care in the era of payment reform? The answer, said panelists at Patient-Centered Oncology Care®, is to stay independent by working together.
November 28, 2019
The industry does not do a very good job of letting providers know there are ways to cover risk or protect against it. Better educating physicians on this would help improve uptake of value-based care models, said Mike Fazio, senior vice president of client services, Archway Health.
November 15, 2019
Depending on the type of alternative payment models, it could be more difficult or easier for practices to find overlaps and participate in multiple models, said Mike Fazio, senior vice president of client services, Archway Health.
October 30, 2019
Practices participating in the Oncology Care Model (OCM) have been interested in understanding the data and what it tells them about how to focus their efforts, said Mike Fazio, senior vice president of client services, Archway Health.
October 18, 2019
More practices than expected seem to be interested in staying in the Oncology Care Model (OCM) and taking on downside risk, said Mike Fazio, senior vice president of client services, Archway Health.
September 15, 2019
To make headroom for expensive, potentially curative therapies in the pipeline, the healthcare needs to remove ineffective care from the system, said Susan Dentzer, visiting fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy.
September 12, 2019
Healthcare does not necessarily need to be disrupted, but it does need to evolve and utilize technology so that cancer care can move beyond the conventional walls of the healthcare delivery system, said Susan Dentzer, visiting fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, during her keynote speech at the Quality Cancer Care Alliance’s Leadership Summit.
June 26, 2019
OBR hosted a webinar that featured a discussion about how oncology practices can leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to improve cancer care.
June 20, 2019
Value-based care has been a big prerogative of CMS for the last decade, and it's not going away, Brian Kern, a lawyer with Frier Levitt, told Amy Ellis, director of quality and value-based care at Northwest Medical Specialties.
May 30, 2019
In the first of a series of interviews with key opinion leaders (KOLs), Amy Ellis, director of quality and value-based care at Northwest Medical Specialties, discusses practice transformation with Jess Quiring, a patient navigator at New Mexico Cancer Center.
May 19, 2019
Alliances are going to help community oncology participate in things that, as individual practices, they don‘t have the opportunity to do, said Barry Russo, chief executive officer of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
May 10, 2019
Triage pathways can transform practices and save practices and CMS money by keeping people out of the emergency department and hospital, said Ray Page, DO, PhD, president and director of research at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
 
May 03, 2019
An artificial intelligence system can digest what would take a person 29 hours to read in about 30 seconds, so everything is right in front of providers at the point of care, says Barry Russo, chief executive officer of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
April 21, 2019
With all the regulatory changes that CMS and HHS are rolling out, community oncology practices are facing significant changes in how they take care of patients, said Barry Russo, chief executive officer of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
April 19, 2019
Using oncology care pathways and treatment pathways has helped practices use evidence-based data to facilitate them to be sure they are using the right drug for the right patient at the right time, said Ray Page, DO, PhD, president and director of research at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
April 11, 2019
Community oncology practices need to come together as much as possible in order to respond to changes in the market, have a common voice, and to share best practices and learn from each other, said Barry Russo, chief executive officer of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
April 09, 2019
As clinicians learn how to manage patients most efficiently under a value-based care of delivery, they need to identify patients and risk-stratify those patients, said Ray Page, DO, PhD, president and director of research at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
March 29, 2019
The revolution in cancer care isn’t just about the wave of life-saving therapies, or the role of genetics in pinpointing exactly who should get which drug and when. As Ray D. Page, DO, PhD, FACOI, tells it, change also means getting back to the basics, so that the relationship between doctor and patient drives care—not insurance companies or Medicare or rules from the FDA.
February 26, 2019
On March 7, The American Journal of Managed Care® will host its latest Institute for Value-Based Medicine in Dallas, Texas, with the Advancing Quality Oncology Care in the Evolving Value-Based Care Landscape meeting.


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