CMS Announced OHC Selected for Initiative Promoting Better Cancer Care
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it has selected OHC as one of nearly 200 physician group practices across the country and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, value drive, and more coordinated cancer care. This will cover approximately 155,000 Medicare beneficiaries nationwide.
“We are delighted to be selected for the Medicare Oncology Care Model as it aligns with our strategic commitment to be at the forefront of participating in value-based care models that improve care for our patients,” said E. Randolph Broun, M.D., president and chairman of the board at OHC.
Improved patient education, population health management, psychosocial support, medication adherence, and other patient-focused navigation activities will be enhanced. OHC presently offers 24/7 access to care including same-day appointments and weekend appointments for symptom management, and provides a nurse triage call center seven days a week to help patients and families with questions. “This clinical model sets the foundation for improved care, lower costs, and greater collaboration with all of our OHC patients,” says Dr. Broun.
Read more about the CMS program in the Cincinnati Business Courier.