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AVBCC Summit Highlights

Conference Correspondent — October 23, 2020
From the CMS’s Oncology Care Model to future prospects for Oncology Care First and other value-based and alternative payment models, payers share their insights on what is most likely to succeed to improve care and manage costs in oncology.
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Conference Correspondent — October 23, 2020
From quality-adjusted life-years to social determinants of health to the international pricing index, top experts in cancer care economics discussed strategies for achieving the Holy Grail of true value-based pricing for pharmaceuticals.
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Conference Correspondent — October 16, 2020
Uncertainty reigns in Washington with the upcoming election only weeks away. What can cancer care stakeholders expect from legislators and policymakers over the next several weeks, during the lame duck session, and in 2021?
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Conference Correspondent — October 16, 2020
The top priority for employers regarding their employees’ cancer care coverage is ensuring access to state-of-the-art care. Learn how employers are trying to close the gap between “typical” and “optimal” care.
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Conference Correspondent — October 16, 2020
Telling the story of the Oncology Care Model and its performance over the past 5 years through some of the best-performing practices.
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Conference Correspondent — October 16, 2020
On October 8, 2020, the Berkeley Research Group published a report showing that contract pharmacy participation in the 340B Drug Pricing Program grew by 4228% between 2010, when the Health Resources and Services Administration expanded the contract pharmacy program, and 2020. A week later, on October 16, 2020, a variety of stakeholders in the 340B program—covered entities, contract pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and outside tech consultants—participated in an intense discussion of contract pharmacy growth, newly imposed manufacturer audit requirements, and ways to return 340B to its original purpose of spreading scarce federal resources and serving vulnerable patients.
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December 2019, Vol 10, No 6 — December 27, 2019
New York, NY—By its very nature, oncology is rife with change, with new research resulting in treatment advances at a rapid pace. Pending federal legislation aimed at reining in prescription drug prices and an upcoming presidential election may introduce yet further changes in oncology. A discussion on these issues was presented at the 2019 AVBCC Summit in October, with a look at the oncology landscape.
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December 2019, Vol 10, No 6 — December 27, 2019
New York, NY—At the 2019 AVBCC Summit, a panel of payers, moderated by Mike Kolodziej, MD, Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, ADVI Health, discussed strategies for improving the delivery of value-based cancer care, along with changes on the horizon as payers and providers strive to maximize access to high-quality oncology drugs.
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December 2019, Vol 10, No 6 — December 27, 2019
New York, NY—With drug-pricing legislations currently before the House and the Senate, the issue of demonstrating value in high-cost drug therapies has become the front and center of the healthcare conversation. Moderator Roger Longman, MA, Co-Founder and Chairman, Real Endpoints LLC, a reimbursement-focused analytics and advisory firm, engaged an expert panel on the topic of value-based agreements during the 2019 AVBCC Summit.
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December 2019, Vol 10, No 6 — December 27, 2019
New York, NY—Patients with cancer are not just faced with a terrifying disease; they must also surmount an uphill climb when it comes to accessing care. Advocates—some of whom have shared in their experiences as patients—are hard at work to ensure access is a reality. A roundtable discussion of patient advocates at the 2019 AVBCC Summit focused on identifying the major obstacles to care and what can be done to improve patient access.
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