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OCM Archived Information

**Disclaimer**: The materials on this page provide information on the history, background, and roll out of the CMMI Oncology Care Model and likely contain out-of-date information.

Oncology Care Model Background

Oncology Care Model Practice LOI Submission List

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has released the list of physician practices that have submitted Letters of Intent (LOIs) to participate in CMS’s first-ever oncology-specific payment reform model, the Oncology Care Model. The list includes 443 diverse practices, many of which are ACCC members. Submission of an LOI was the first step in applying to participate in the model; final applications were due by June 30, 2015. According to CMS, the agency hopes to enroll 100 diverse practices.

CMS Updates

(Updated 5/8/2015)

ACCC members have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with CMS as they consider whether the OCM is right for their practice.  CMS’ attempts to clarify some of the top issues for our members are listed below. We welcome your ongoing feedback on the OCM as we continue our dialogue with CMS.


Webinar: "Should You Participate & How to Prepare" with Kavita Patel, MD, MSHS

On Tuesday, April 28, Kavita Patel, MD, MSHS, managing director, the Brookings Institution, presented a webinar on the CMMI Oncology Care Model that provides a strategic perspective on questions to consider before submitting your Letter of Intent (LOI).

This webinar was supported by the Oncology State Society Network (OSSN) State Society Education Series.

Click here to watch this webinar on demand.

ASCO–ACCC Webinar on Completing the CMMI Oncology Care Model Application

On June 4, 2015, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) hosted "The OCM Application: Getting it Done," a tutorial webinar on the application process for the CMMI's Oncology Care Model. The webinar, which was open to practices that have submitted an LOI to CMS, focused on completing the OCM application package by the June 30, 2015, deadline. (Note: On June 4, CMS extended the OCM application deadline from June 18 to June 30, 2015.)

On June 10, practices that submitted an LOI were sent information on how to access a recording of the webinar and the webinar slides. Please contact us at, if you have questions.

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