Although new care models and diagnostic strategies are improving cancer care management, a new issue has emerged: Whether the innovations are cost-effective.
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FierceHealthPayer spoke with Jennifer Malin, staff vice president of clinical strategy at Anthem, to discuss how the insurer's Cancer Quality Care Program is realigning the oncology reimbursement system.
More insurers are collaborating with providers in an effort to overhaul the entire oncology reimbursement system, making it more value-based, patient-centered to help reduce the need for expensive yet ineffective chemo drugs, reported AIS Health.
Hospitals are increasingly geared toward specialty care-- expanding even as healthcare's focus shifts toward preventive care, accordin g to Columbus Monthly.
In a push to provide better care and obtain better outcomes, more hospitals plan to open dedicated teen and young adult cancer units based on a model developed by the Teenage Cancer Trust in the U.K., according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Institute of Medicine has declared a cancer care crisis in the United States, due to a growing demand for cancer care, a shrinking workforce, rising healthcare costs and the increasing complexity of treatment, according to a new report.
Blue Shield of California says it won't pay for an expensive, controversial cancer treatment, despite an influx of new treatment centers focusing on proton beam therapy.
Medicare sequester cuts are threatening patient access to cancer treatment, lawmakers and advocates warn as they prepare to lobby the White House to spare cancer clinics, The Hill's Healthwatch reported.
Treatment changes or delays stemming from cancer drug shortages lead to worse outcomes and higher costs, according to national survey to be published in the April 1 issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.