Oncology Care Model

OCM Payment Methods
Rani Khetarpal shares the 3 payment avenues for the Oncology Care Model. Read More ›

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. Read More ›

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. Read More ›

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. Read More ›

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. Read More ›

Since July 2016, more than 170 oncology practices across the United States have been participating in the Oncology Care Model (OCM), the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)’s 5-year pilot program designed to deliver higher quality, more coordinated oncology care at the same or lower cost. When practices elected to participate in the OCM, they knew they would eventually have to decide whether to accept 2-sided risk or leave the ­program if a performance-based payment (PBP) was not achieved. Read More ›

The Oncology Care Model (OCM) is a physician-led specialty care model that is aimed at providing higher quality, more highly coordinated oncology care at the same or lower cost to Medicare beneficiaries. Read More ›

he cost of cancer care is rising quickly, and, as a result, oncology is moving away from the fee-for-service payment model toward the Oncology Care Model (OCM). Read More ›



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