At ASCO conference, doctors mull new models for payment
- An open forum at ASCO focused on payment changes in oncology.
- According to experts, the current reimbursement system, which is based on fee-for-service, cannot last in the current environment.
- The new goal, they suggest, is to create a system of patient-centered accountable care.
The conversation at ASCO continues to focus on value. Some of the new models being explored include clinical pathways, patient-centered medical homes and pilot programs for shared savings and shared risks. Front and center is the patient and the needs of the patient.
- http://www.asco.org ASCO Recommends Change from Fee-for-Service Payment to a Patient-Centered Model