The Lynx Group

Oncology Care Model

Benefits and Challenges of a 2-Sided Risk Model
Rani Khetarpal explains what goes into making the decision of moving into a 2-sided risk model along with the benefits and challenges of the model.
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OCM Payment Methods
Rani Khetarpal shares the 3 payment avenues for the Oncology Care Model.
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How Navigators Improve Care Coordination in OCM
Within the Oncology Care Model, the largest costs are attributed to drugs and in-patient hospitalizations. Oncology nurse and patient navigators are essential to reducing emergency room utilization and hospitalizations.
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OCM's Impact on Improving Access to Care
The Oncology Care Model has made a positive impact on improving access and appropriateness to care while keeping the care patient-centered.
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What Factors Make Oncology Models Successful?
Rani Khetarpal shares how models like OCM can be successful. Utilizing an outcomes-based clinical pathway tool and practice transformation are large factors in the success of the models.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred adjustments to the current Oncology Care Model (OCM) and is also affecting considerations for future models, according to Lara Strawbridge, MPH, Director, Division of Ambulatory Payment Models, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, who delivered the keynote address at the 2020 NCCN Oncology Policy Summit.
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