CMS first announced the voluntary Oncology Care Model (OCM) program in February 2015. Physician practices that administer chemotherapy to fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare beneficiaries were eligible to apply for participation in the five-year OCM program. The model focuses on the total cost of care for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy during a six-month episode of treatment and ties payments to performance based on meeting certain quality metrics and practice transformation requirements.
The ACCC Oncology Care Model (OCM) Collaborative, an initiative from the Association for Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), serves as an exclusive forum for cancer care professionals who are participating in the Oncology Care Model program from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).
ACCC works directly with practices participating in this five-year voluntary model from CMMI to advocate for continuous improvement in value-based care delivery as healthcare transitions from volume-based to value-based payment models.
ACCC support for OCM Collaborative participants has taken a multi-pronged approach to include:
To support OCM practices, ACCC launched the OCM Collaborative virtual community as an invitation-only platform that provides a targeted discussion board and access to OCM-focused events including calls, webinars, and workshops. If your program is participating in the OCM and you have not received an invitation to join the ACCC OCM Collaborative, please fill out the form on the Collaborative Homepage to gain access to this peer-to-peer learning resource.
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For more information on how to support or participate in the ACCC OCM Collaborative, please email Blair Burnett, ACCC Health Policy Analyst.
A series of exclusive one-day workshops bring OCM participating practices together from across the country. These bi-annual workshops provide OCM participants with a valuable opportunity to discuss key successes with fellow program peers; share solutions to meeting requirements; and learn about tools, tips, and best practices to continue transformational changes to achieve the goals of the OCM.
Each workshop features presentations by OCM practices, workgroups on hot-button topics, facilitated Q&A sessions, and networking with OCM peers. The most recent workshop held March 16, 2018, in Washington,D.C., explored such pressing OCM implementation topics as:
ACCC OCM Collaborative Networking Reception
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 PM
ACCC OCM Collaborative Workshop
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The OCM Collaborative Workshop is exclusive to those who are participating in the OCM, including physicians, administrators, social workers, pharmacists, nurses, OCM project managers, and others, as well as funders who specifically sponsor the ACCC OCM Collaborative.