Oncology Practice Management Issues


June 2011, Vol 1, No 2

Malpractice and Genetic Testing

Dawn Lagrosa

Legal Update

Courts are ruling in favor of plaintiffs in malpractice cases claiming that physicians are negligent in their use and application of genetic testing methods, according to an abstract presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical [ Read More ]

Medium-Margin Businesses

Dawn Lagrosa

Models of Care

Oncology is evolving from a high-margin infusion business into diversified medium-margin businesses, according to Jeffrey Patton, MD, medical oncologist and CEO, Tennessee Oncology, Nashville. At the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Patton discussed how to [ Read More ]

Cancer Care Northwest

Bruce Cutter, MD, MMM

Case Study

Cancer Care Northwest (CCNW) is an approximately 20-physician multispecialty oncology group in Spokane, Washington, that has undergone several consolidations over the past 15 years. In this article I would like to outline these efforts, hoping to share the experiences and [ Read More ]