Rebecca Kirch, JD, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality & Value, National Patient Advocate Foundation, explains the value of palliative care in the context of the triple aim. READ MORE

From The Journal

While providers and care systems can agree that effective patient navigation programs are essential to positive patient outcomes, there have been no standard metrics that could be used to measure the success of navigation programs and establish benchmarks for improvement. READ MORE
From April 12-13, the Community Oncology Alliance had its annual conference in National Harbor, Maryland. The conference centered on keeping patients and their needs paramount in transforming cancer care. Community oncology practices and allied professionals gathered to gain insights into how to overcome the challenges to patient care that they face. READ MORE
Erin Crum, MPH, director of quality reporting, McKesson, discusses being granted approval again to participate in MIPS, what is new for 2018, and how the company is situated to support the 3 MIPS practice-reported categories. READ MORE
As initial gene and cellular therapies come to market, debate is growing as to the best ways to evaluate the associated economic impact, specifically in the context of the shift to value-based reimbursements. READ MORE