The U.S. Oncology Network this year hosted another workshop in collaboration with McKesson Specialty Health to address head on value-based care.
“The boot camp was designed to help practices meet the challenges of the OCM and other value-based models by taking advantage of the shared expertise within the U.S. Oncology Network, an organization of like-minded, independent oncology practices — including 14 practices that are participating in the OCM,” McKesson Specialty Health Vice President Marcus Neaubauer says.
The workshop focused on a range of topics, including ways to share and utilize data.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Oncology Care Model (OCM), according to Neaubauer, continuously generates data, creating the need to develop comprehensive strategies to interpret and share them.
“One of the requirements for OCM participation is to use data for continuous learning,” he says. “We are grateful for the rich data sharing from CMS in the OCM, but it takes time to mold the data into interpretable reports.”