OHC Leads Payment Reform Efforts In Ohio And Kentucky To Reduce Cancer Care Costs For Patients
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), cancer care costs are projected to reach at least $158 billion in 2020. To reduce costs, the health care industry must take steps to eliminate unnecessary and redundant tests and treatments, while leveraging leading-edge technology and evidence-based care models.
As an independent practice, OHC is leading the way in addressing these challenges, creating clinically innovative ways to measure and improve the quality, coordinated, value-based care to maximize outcomes for patients in Ohio and Kentucky.
Recently, OHC was nationally recognized as one of only nine practices in the country to be accredited by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer (CoC) as an Oncology Medical Home. This means that OHC patients receive:
- Access to the latest cancer research including evidence-based treatment for chemotherapy and radiation therapy that reduces costs associated with variation in care
- 24/7 symptom management via nurse triage call center, same day urgent visits and weekend urgent care visits, 365 days a year, to take care of patients in the office, preventing unnecessary ED visits.
- Clinical and financial navigators to educate and assist them by co-managing their care to prevent complications and associated costs.
- The ability to receive expert care in their community, hence reducing time away from work, travel and added expenses.
OHC has also strengthen its partnerships with a number of insurance providers to improve its payment process to ensure patients receive the most cost-effective care. In fact, in 2015, 80 percent of OHC patients were included in a quality-based program with Medicare, Aetna, Anthem, Humana and UnitedHealthcare.
You can learn more about OHC’s leadership efforts in payment reform including the Cincinnati Business Courier.