Oncology Rounds

What you need to know about oncology payment reform pilots

by Deirdre Saulet

Recently, we've received many requests for information on oncology-specific payment reform, particularly bundled payments. To help you prepare for success under pay-for-performance models, we've compiled some examples and resources on the latest oncology payment reform pilots.


Bundled payments

Why are cancer programs entering into bundled payments? There are a number of strategic advantages, but the risks of bundling need to be considered as well.

Cancer programs across the country have been piloting bundled payments initiatives:


Oncology ACOs

Bundling isn't the only exciting payment reform model occurring in the oncology realm. Two oncology-specific accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been announced in the last two years:


Oncology medical homes

While oncology medical homes have worked to transform care delivery, they've typically struggled financially without new reimbursement models. In response, some established oncology medical homes are engaging with commercial payers, while others are seeking more creative sources of funding.

Revisit our on-demand webconference, "The New Rules for Oncology Service Line Growth Part II," for more information on oncology medical homes:

More on Value-Based Reimbursement

To prepare for success under pay-for-performance models, read our study, New Rules for Oncology Service Line Growth. You can also gauge your organization's capacity for change by using our Change Readiness Assessment.



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