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Oncology Solutions Launches New Website

As the nation’s largest cancer-exclusive consulting firm, Oncology Solutions works with clients to develop cancer care programs that transform patient experience, physician collaboration, and financial performance—always focused on bringing the most current thought leadership and strategies to the table. We apply that same philosophy to our own organization, and we are excited to announce the launch of our newly refreshed…

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Value-Based Cancer Care: Creating Partnerships between Oncology Navigators and Oncology Physicians

“Care coordination is a function that helps ensure that the patient’s needs and preferences for health services and information sharing across people, functions, and sites are met over time . . . Coordination maximizes the value of services delivered to patients by facilitating beneficial, efficient, safe, and high-quality patient experiences and improved healthcare outcomes.” -National Quality Forum How can we…

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National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) Unveiled

In June, the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) was unveiled at the 2017 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons’ annual meeting. A collaboration between the OSTRiCH (Optimizing the Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer) Consortium and the Commission on Cancer (CoC), NAPRC’s goal is to ensure patients with rectal cancer receive appropriate care using a multidisciplinary approach. For…

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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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