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ASCO Urges Multiple Cancer-Focused Alternative Payment Models, Proposes Medicare Demonstration that Uses Evidence-based Oncology Clinical Pathways

(ASCO in Action) Nov 28, 2017 - ASCO is urging the Administration to develop multiple oncology-specific alternative payment models (APMs) that will enable oncologists to select the optimal approach for their patients and allow their practices to successfully transition to a value-based payment environment.

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Dean Gesme, MD (Posted: November 29, 2017)

quotesThe CMS MIPS program will strongly disfavor oncology practices who must include "buy and bill drugs" in the cost of care provision which is weighed to increase rapidly over the next 3-4 years. APMs may be the only avenue for private practices to maintain "buy and bill" after 2018 unless the MIPS program is changed to remove drug costs from their calculation of MIPS points.quotes

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