AVBCC 2015 5th Annual Conference

Getting to Value-Based Cancer Care in the ’Omics Era Requires Data Integration

Wayne Kuznar

December 2015, Vol 6, No 11 - AVBCC 2015 5th Annual Conference

Washington, DC-An evolving knowledge of cancer biology and the availability of comprehensive genetic testing engender a need for tools that help oncologists integrate these data and select therapy, said Gary Palmer, MD, Chief Medical Officer, NantHealth, Los Angeles, CA, in delivering his keynote address at the Fifth Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care. [ Read More ]

Oncology Medical Home Shows Significant Cost-Savings, Improved Care Delivery

Wayne Kuznar

December 2015, Vol 6, No 11 - AVBCC 2015 5th Annual Conference

Washington, DC—The COME HOME initiative, a 7-member oncology medical home practice partnership, has documented significant reductions in hospitalization rates, inpatient days, and total cost of care of approximately $5 million over a 6-month period, said Barbara L. McAneny, MD, at the Fifth Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care. [ Read More ]

An Accountable Payment Model a “Win-Win-Win” Solution to Value-Based Care

Wayne Kuznar

October 2015, Vol 6, No 9 - AVBCC 2015 5th Annual Conference

The Triple Aim of better patient care, lower spending by payers, and the maintenance of financially viable practices and hospitals is achievable with condition-based payment models in oncology, said Harold D. Miller, MS, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, at the Fifth Annual Conference of the Association for Value-­Based Cancer Care. [ Read More ]

Personalized Medicine Affordability Lies in Enhanced Predictors of Response to Therapy

Wayne Kuznar

August 2015, Vol 6, No 7 - AVBCC 2015 5th Annual Conference

Washington, DC—Personalized medicine is the best way to take advantage of innovation in therapy, but the method in which it is paid for must be addressed to fully realize its potential, said Michael Kolodziej, MD, National Medical Director, Oncology Solutions, Aetna, at the Fifth Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care. [ Read More ]

High-Value Narrow Networks and Patient Safety Organizations the Future of Cancer Care

Wayne Kuznar

August 2015, Vol 6, No 7 - AVBCC 2015 5th Annual Conference

Washington, DC—Emerging trends in oncology care management include economic transparency, high-value narrow networks (now also referred to as “power networks”), patient–provider profile matching, and an evolving role for risk management. Narrow networks have been shown to lower overall costs and premiums, reduce care variation, and increase patient outcomes and satisfaction, said Grant D. Lawless, RPh, MD, Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacy and Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, at the Fifth Annual Con­ference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care. [ Read More ]