Tag: Cancer

Preventive Screenings, Cancer Screenings

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 alarming trends in preventive screenings for cancer, with reductions of up to 91% in April and May 2020, when compared to the same time period in 2019. The decrease in screenings produced double-digit...

Cancer, Cancer Navigation, COVID-19, Oncology

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The Radiation Oncology Model: What Providers Need to Know

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 “improve the quality of care for cancer patients receiving radiotherapy…and move toward a simplified and predictable payment system.” The new radiation oncology alternative payment model (APM) is projected...

Cancer, Oncology, Oncology Care First, Oncology Care Model, Radiation Oncology Model

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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 settings, many organizations are transitioning away from pen-and-paper data collection methods and moving to electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs). Analog vs. Digital Research has shown there are...

Cancer, Care Guidance, ePROs, Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Patient Navigation, Quality of Care, Social Determinants

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HHS Confirms Launch of New Mandatory Bundled Payment Models

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 has consistently signaled that new, required episode-based payment models are coming, and elaborated on those plans in yesterday’s remarks, saying, “We need results, American patients need change,...

Alternative Payment Models, BPCI, BPCI Advanced, Bundled Payments, Cancer, Cancer Navigation, CJR Model, OCM, Oncology, Oncology Care Model

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Mandatory Bundled Payments on the Horizon

Mandatory Bundled Payments on the Horizon

Requiring APMs Necessary to Test Efficacy and Spur Reform, Azar Says There are continuing indications that mandatory alternative payment models (APMS), including mandatory bundled payments, are coming. During remarks to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) on September 6, 2018, Alex Azar, secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), stated,...

Alternative Payment Models, BPCI, BPCI Advanced, Bundled Payments, Cancer, CJR Model, OCM, Oncology Care Model

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A New Direction in Cancer Care – American Healthcare Leaders Magazine Interviews Guideway Care COO

“Working at Guideway Care is one of the most exciting things I’ve ever been able to do in my career,” Graham says. “This company has such a great purpose. We are doing something that improves patient care and population health while making health care more affordable for everyone in the system.” Read the full article at https://americanhealthcareleader.com/2017/new-direction-cancer-care/.

Cancer, Cancer Navigation, Care Guidance, Patient Navigation

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Craig Parker Tells the Guideway Care Story in a Techbilder’s Blog

The story behind Guideway Care goes back to the early 2000s, when a team from UAB led by Ed Partridge and Mona Fouad secured a grant to conduct women’s health screenings in rural Alabama. Their goal was to eliminate the disparities in disease detection and treatment between rural and urban regions. Read more at http://www.techbilders.com/index.php/2017/10/11/craig-parker-guideway-care/.

Cancer, Cancer Navigation, Care Guidance, Health Disparities, Patient Navigation, Rural Health, UAB Medicine

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Guideway Care Welcomes Chief Medical Officer, Edward E. Partridge, M.D.

Birmingham, AL, October 3, 2017: Edward E. Partridge, M.D., has been named chief medical officer of Birmingham, Alabama-based Guideway Care, according to an announcement by Craig Parker, the company’s president and CEO. Dr. Partridge, recognized as one of the country’s leading gynecologic-oncologists, is highly regarded for his work to improve access to quality health care for underserved populations...

Cancer, Cancer Navigation, Care Coordination, Care Guidance, Health Disparities, OCM, Oncology Care Model, Patient Navigation, UAB Medicine

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UAB Medicine, Cancer Navigation Program, COPD Care Guidance

UAB Expands Cancer Navigation Program Nationally With Guideway Care

Read this story online and see photo at www.uab.edu/news . The UAB News Studio is available for live or taped interviews with UAB experts.   BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Every diagnosis of cancer comes with fear, anxiety, even confusion. Patients are faced with crucial decisions and have an urgent need for information they can trust. Most of all, patients need someone to help guide them through the complex...

Cancer, Cancer Navigation, Care Guidance, OCM, Oncology, Oncology Care Model, Patient Care Connect, Patient Navigation, Readmissions, UAB Medicine

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