Focus on Cancer
About This Show
According to the American Cancer Society, yearly deaths from cancer are decreasing— marking the first period of decline in nearly 70 years. ReachMD takes a closer look at the driving forces behind these advances: medications that hone in on specific tumor targets, more accurate screening and diagnostic technologies, and pioneering surgical methods that provide new hope for patients suffering from these devastating diseases.
Most Recent Episode
APMs in Cancer Care: The Patient-Centered Oncology Payment Model
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD
Guest: Robin Zon, MD, FACP
Value-based, patient-centered care has become the destination for all branches of medicine, and is the philosophy driving modern payment reform initiatives like MACRA. But the unique care delivery needs in each specialty challenge the notion that one payment model can serve everyone. And nowhere has this become more relevant than in the field of oncology. Dr. Matt Birnholz joins Dr. Robin Zon, practicing oncologist and vice president and senior partner at Michiana Hematology-Oncology in South Bend, Indiana. Dr. Zon serves as Chair-Elect of ASCO's Government Relations Committee was Past Chair of the Clinical Practice Committee, which alongside other stakeholders at ASCO developed a Patient-Centered Oncology Payment (PCOP) model. Recently, Dr. Zon presented this information at the recent AMA House of Delegates meeting in June. She speaks to the phases of this model, how it can function as a defined APM under MACRA, and its demonstrated positive impacts on oncology care pathways.