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Oncology Care First

In November 2019, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) released a Request for Information on the proposed Oncology Care First (OCF) model. With a proposed start date of January 2021, the OCF is an advanced payment model that is being positioned as the potential sequel to the Oncology Care Model (OCM). While there’s a lot we still don’t know about the specifics of the model and its payment elements, Flatiron plans to support practices with OCF as it has done with OCM. In the meantime, check here for all the latest on the Oncology Care First (OCF) model.

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By Nina Chavez, Allie D’Innocenzo, Flatiron Health
April 20, 2020 

In late 2019, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), released a Request for Information regarding a new oncology-focused value-based care model, Oncology Care First (OCF). With this step, the oncology speciality dives deeper into the realm of value-based payment...

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By Ryan Holleran, Flatiron Health
February 7, 2020 

Medicare’s innovation center, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), can achieve its mission by testing new ways to pay for and deliver healthcare (called Medicare Demonstration projects) that result in the following...

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By Ashley O’Connor, Flatiron Health
October 16, 2019 

After five years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is finally phasing in its approach for controlling advanced diagnostic imaging utilization through the Appropriate Use Criteria Program (AUC)...

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Journal of Clinical Pathways
January 24, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMS/CMMI) is proposing to build on the Oncology Care Model (OCM) with a new value-based oncology payment model...

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JAMA Network 
January 2, 2020 

On November 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center released details of a proposed alternative payment model for medical oncology care, called...

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Health Affairs 
December 16, 2019 

OA cancer diagnosis and the journey that follows can be a scary, confusing and overwhelming time for patients and their families. There is tremendous opportunity, however, to unite families...

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AJMC

AJMC 
December 16, 2019 

Participants in the Oncology Care Model (OCM) have speculated greatly about what will come after the 5-year pilot program ends on June 30, 2021.1 The suspense...

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AJMC 
December 16, 2019 

In software development, there’s a concept of a “retro.” Short for a retrospective, the process asks the engineering and product teams to review what’s been working, what hasn’t, and what they’ll commit...

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AJMC 
April 19, 2017 

The emergence of alternative payment models, as exemplified by the Oncology Care Model, is requiring oncologists to develop new solutions to meet the requirements of...

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