OHC Receives National Recognition From The Commission On Cancer As An Oncology Home Provider
OHC recently received accreditation as an Oncology Medical Home from the Commission on Cancer (CoC). This recognition distinguishes OHC as one of the nation’s premier independent cancer practices as the accreditation was awarded to only nine practices in the country.
“We are proud to be recognized for delivering efficient and cost-effective care that meets CoC’s stringent standards for providing innovative patient-centered care through an evidence- and team-based approach,” said E. Randolph Broun, M.D., president and chairman of OHC. “Being an Oncology Medical Home allows us to provide our patients with the right treatment at the right time in the right place.”
An Oncology Medical Home (OMH) is a patient-focused health care model that delivers coordinated, value-based and efficient cancer care, designed to meet the needs of patients, payers and providers. This physician-led, team-based approach provides comprehensive and continuous care to cancer patients with the goal of obtaining maximized health outcomes. OHC was selected to work with representatives from the CoC, Community Oncology Alliance and other practices to develop the OMH standards because of its clinical innovation model and patient outcomes.
“We chose OHC as one of nine national practices to receive accreditation because of the organization’s commitment to meeting our standards and providing expanded access to care at decreased costs,” said Daniel P. McKellar, MD, FACS, Chair, of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Applying for and maintaining a CoC-OMH accreditation is a voluntary commitment to meeting CoC standards and reviewing performance data to ensure patients have access to a full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and support patients with cancer and their families.
About The Commission on Cancer (CoC)
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) and a nationally recognized cancer care program for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient-centered care. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. Through the CoC, cancer care programs have access to reporting tools to aid in benchmarking and improving outcomes at facilities as well as educational and training opportunities, development resources and advocacy. Visit www.facs.com for more information.