Dana Butler

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Oncologists Must Begin to Address Value in Patient Care

September 2014, Vol 5, No 7 - Value in Oncology

Chicago, IL—The topic of value in cancer care was addressed at a special session at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting. Lowell E. Schnipper, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Chair of the ASCO Task Force on Value in Cancer Care noted that value is not about the number of dollars spent but rather about the cost of a treatment to a patient, who may experience financial and physical toxicities. [ Read More ]

Reimbursement Reform in Oncology Must Reward for Quality of Care

October 2014, Vol 5 , No 8 - Economics of Cancer Care

The current fee-for-service reimbursement model used in oncology has jeopardized value-based cancer care, according to Jeffery Ward, MD, a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Workgroup on Payment Reform. He discussed the group’s novel proposal for consolidated cancer care at the Community Oncology Town Hall during the 2014 annual meeting of ASCO. [ Read More ]