Value-Based Care

The use of a multidisciplinary management approach to head and neck cancer treatment increased the efficiency and level of care patients received.
Integrating lay navigators into a cancer care network reduced hospitalizations by 8% per quarter and accounted for $19 million in annual savings for Medicare.
The pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts has signaled its embrace of value-based care with its announced purchase of eviCore.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are being urged to make changes that could improve savings for patients and health care payers, as well as expand patient access to biosimilars.
Clinical pathway development needs to better take into account the patient perspective of cancer care, according to Alan Balch, PhD, in a presentation at the Clinical Pathways Congress.
The National Quality Forum has partnered with PatientsLikeMe to evaluate a novel approach of using online patient-reported data to guide the development and refinement of patient-reported outcome performance measures.
Clinical pathway implementation and adaptation requires proper leadership and appreciation of the nuances of organizations and patient populations, according to Aymen Elfiky, MD.
Multiple areas have been identified where oncology value frameworks can be revised in order to increase their utility to payers.