Healthcare DIVE June 29, 2022
- The Biden administration has unveiled a voluntary five-year program offering additional payments to oncology practices that improve services to Medicare and Medicaid patients, part of a broader effort to achieve a national goal of lowering the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years.
- The Enhancing Oncology Model requires participating providers to offer services including patient navigation, 24-hour access to a clinician, a detailed care plan and screening for social needs that may affect treatment such as transportation and nutritional issues, the CMS said.
- Collection of electronic patient-reported outcomes will allow patients to provide feedback on their care and health outcomes. Oncology practices are also required to report patient demographic data, including...