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The Radiation Oncology Model: Top Five Things to Know

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to roll out the Radiation Oncology Model (ROM) in January 2022, which will cover radiotherapy episodes of care. Participation is mandatory in …
The Oncology Care Model: An Overview
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COVID-19’s Impact on Cancer Care—Increased Complexity and Increased Demand for Care Guidance

As an industry, we agree that COVID-19 has made an indelible impact on how we practice healthcare in the United States. The virus’s influence is apparent in those industry segments that treat…
Preventive Screenings, Cancer Screenings
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Delayed Cancer Screenings Lead to Dramatic Decrease in Newly Diagnosed Patients

LexisNexis Highlights How Stay at Home Orders Have Impacted Preventive Screenings, Diagnoses Information and analytics provider LexisNexis recently reported that stay-at-home orders have led to ala…
The Radiation Oncology Model: What Providers Need to Know
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RO-APM: What Providers Need to Know

CMS recently announced the Radiation Oncology Model (RO Model or RO-APM), a mandatory, episode-based payment model for radiotherapy (RT) services. CMS states that the goals of the model are to “imp…
ePROs: What are Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes? Woman on Smartphone

ePROs: What are Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes?

The term patient-reported outcomes (PROs) refers to a health outcome directly based on patient self-reporting. PROs are a key aspect of clinical trials and treatments, and in modern health care set…
OCM 2.0

What is OCM 2.0?

OCM 2.0 is a proposed alternative to the current Oncology Care Model (OCM) program, and was created by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) in June 2019. COA submitted OCM 2.0 to the Physician-Foc…
OCM Quality Measures

OCM Quality Measures

The Oncology Care Model (OCM) is an episode-based payment model designed to provide high quality, highly coordinated oncology care at low cost. In order to assess and verify clinical outcomes, pati…
What is a MEOS Payment? | What is a Monthly Enhanced Oncology Services Payment?

What is a MEOS Payment?

A Monthly Enhanced Oncology Services (MEOS) payment is part of the two-part payment system specific to the Oncology Care Model (OCM). Under OCM, participating Medicare-enrolled physician groups con…
The Oncology Care Model: An Overview

The Oncology Care Model: An Overview

The Oncology Care Model (OCM) is an episode-based payment model developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMMI) in order to improve the quality of care cancer…
HHS Confirms Launch of New Mandatory Bundled Payment Models
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HHS Confirms Launch of New Mandatory Bundled Payment Models

In remarks to the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, HHS Secretary Alex Azar confirmed that new mandatory bundled payment models are coming. During his tenure as Secretary of HHS, Azar ha…