Washington, DC—Rheumatology practices in the United States vary widely in their performance in meeting key quality measures for patient care, and these variations may affect physician reimbursement under the new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) laws, the results of a study presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) suggest.
Value-Based Cancer Care is focused on examining value within the context of healthcare stakeholder relations. Dr Pecora and his team at Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA) have changed the relationship between the practicing oncologist and the payer, which will have substantial effects on value. For years, the signs were clear that for oncologists to survive and be in a position to implement the great advances in treatment, they would require a new business model, and Dr Pecora and RCCA have provided one.
Interview with Linda Bosserman, MD, Clinical Oncologist and President of Wilshire Oncology Medical Group, La Verne, CA BEST PRACTICES
Over the past several years, Wilshire Oncology has transformed its patient care to patient-centered medical home management, working with the largest payer in California. Value-Based Cancer Care (VBCC) asked Dr Bosserman to describe the new pilot and what has led to this reengineering of cancer care.
Ventura County Hematology Oncology Specialists has so far managed to avoid many of the financial difficulties facing a large number of community cancer practices. Value-Based Cancer Care asked Dr Parsa and Ms Rivera to discuss what makes their practice successful from a clinical and a business perspective.
VBCC: When was the practice established, and what are some of the services you offer?
Interview with Patrick Cobb, MD, FACP
Advances in the translation of research into medical practice have improved the lives of many patients in the United States, particularly for those with cancer. In this interview, Dr Cobb describes the state-of-the-art cancer center that he and his colleagues opened last year to further transform care for patients with cancer in Montana and set an example for Cancer Clinics of Excellence.
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