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Community Oncology Alliance proposes value-based alternative payment model to reduce costs

The Community Oncology Alliance has submitted an ambitious value-based reform model to improve quality, reduce costs and provide additional cancer care services to patients and caregivers. Known as the “OCM 2.0,” the detailed plan is an alternative payment model that was presented by COA to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, an advisory committee… Read More »

Precision medicine as a way to improve oncology care — and potentially drive down drug costs

Broadly defined, precision medicine is about the personalization of care. Yet on a practical level, precision medicine can take on different forms in different subspecialties in healthcare. In modern oncology care, it’s largely about getting the right drugs to the right patient at the right time. There’s also some early evidence that more efficient targeted… Read More »

Hospital-acquired sepsis cases drop, but treatment costs rise, report finds

Dive Brief: Healthcare consulting company Premier reported a 15% drop in hospital-associated sepsis cases among member hospitals over the past three years. But the news is not all good. Patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are 10% more likely to experience the worst kind, septic shock, raising the average per-case cost of treating the… Read More »