Value-based care within insurance design utilizes evidence-based medicine to distinguish high-value and low-value diagnostics and treatments. The goals of value-based care are to shift spending and coverage toward high-value care and reduce the use of low-value practices. Within oncology, several value-based methods have been proposed and implemented. This article in The Cancer Journal reviews value-based care being used within oncology, including defining the value of oncology drugs through frameworks, clinical care pathways, alternative payment models including the Oncology Care Model, value-based insurance design, and reducing low-value care including the Choosing Wisely initiatives.
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