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2017 Fee Schedule Reimbursement Analysis

In November 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) released the 2017 final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS). As a yearly exercise, Oncology Solutions analyzes the fee schedules with a focus on radiation therapy and medical oncology to identify reimbursement changes that may affect cancer care providers. With more than 60%…

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Key Components of Patient Experience in the Oncology Setting

What is patient experience? Patient experience is defined as the “the sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization’s culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.”1 More than cleanliness, quiet at night, or transitions in care, surveys show that patient experience is mainly affected by communication. In fact, over 50 percent of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers…

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