In a Modern Healthcare article posted February 12, 2015,Sabriya Rice reports:
The CMS Innovation Center plans to test a new oncology payment model intended to address the spiraling costs of cancer care and improve quality for beneficiaries.
As part of a broader federal push to reward hospitals and doctors for value rather than the volume of services they provide, the CMS is inviting oncology practices and solo practitioners to join a five-year test set to begin in the spring of 2016.
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Why It Matters
Although many practitioners are unimpressed by the push toward value-based care, the train has left the station. See related article entitled Quality-based health care is based on false assumptions by Thomas D. Guastavino, MD and posted to KevinMD.
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