From March 21-23, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network sponsored its Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. The conference—which focuses on improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care—hosts over 1600 national and international academic and community oncologists, oncology fellows, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals involved in cancer care. Journal of Clinical Pathways provided on-site coverage of the keynote sessions and other relevant conversations at the conference.
Following the dual-keynote presentations, a lively roundtable discussion took place on the NCCN stage regarding critical current and emerging issues in the delivery of cancer care in value-based care models.
The second presentation of the NCCN Annual Conference Keynote session was given by Lee N Newcomer, MD, MHA, a leading voice in the payer community, who spoke on cancer care delivery from the managed care perspective.
In the first presentation NCCN Annual Conference Keynote session, Ron Kline, MD, FAAP, gave an overview of the OCM and an unofficial preview of the preliminary data CMMI has accrued from OCM practices within the first 6 months of implementation.