Manasi Kapoor, Oncology Roundtable
The Center for Advancing Palliative Care (CAPC) recently launched the first ever national palliative care registry to help develop industry-wide operational standards, and demonstrate the scope and impact of palliative care programs nationwide.
Participating organizations receive customized reports and are included in GetPalliativeCare.org’s provider directory.
CAPC launches first ever palliative care registry—how does your program stack up?
A member reached out to me seeking to speak with other cancer programs that have used Solucient data to benchmark staffing in the infusion center. If you've used Solucient data before, and would be willing to network, please let me know by emailing me directly at email@example.com and I'll make introductions.
They're an academic medical center, so ideally would like to speak to other academics, but would appreciate general networking as well. Thanks!
Since CMS released the final Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System, we have been receiving numerous questions about how to interpret and respond to the latest physician supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services. In order to get a handle on how cancer programs are responding, we sent out a brief survey to our members a couple of weeks ago. Here are the results:
1. Who provides supervision for outpatient chemotherapy administration at your hospital?
- Medical oncologists - 48.5%
- Radiation oncologists - 4.4%
- Nurse practitioners and/or physicians assistants - 5.9%
- Physicians who are not medical or radiation oncologists - 4.4%
- A combination of the above - 27.9%
- Other - 4.4%
- We do not have an infusion center - 4.4%
How are Roundtable members responding to the new supervision requirements?