The ACCC Alternative Payment Model Coalition builds off ACCC’s past Oncology Care Model (OCM) Collaborative by addressing the broader interest in alternative payment models (APMs) beyond the OCM.
The most widely known cancer care alternative payment model (APM)—the Oncology Care Model—included about 196 cancer practices (less than 1% of the US-based cancer programs) and more than 3,200 oncologists, covering approximately 155,000 Medicare beneficiaries nationwide.
While some community-based programs participated in the OCM, the vast majority were participating in some other form of APM, such as the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Medicare Advantage, Medicaid Managed Care, or a systemwide accountable care organization (ACO).
The APMC will focus on addressing concerns about lack of preparedness to perform under these payment models, patient and provider access to the latest treatments, infrastructure, and long-term sustainability. This will be inclusive of medical, radiation, and surgical oncology and all respective APMs.
This initiative seeks to:
Industry experts share strategies for maximizing labor and patient volume during staffing shortages while simultaneously reducing labor costs. This session provides cancer programs and practices with a practical framework built around the hard truths facing today’s workforce.
With the Oncology Care Model (OCM) coming to an end with no replacement formalized and the Radiation Oncology Model experiencing continued delays, participating cancer programs are considering how to maintain their focus on their journey toward value-based cancer care delivery. Specifically, the discontinuation of the OCM MEOS payments has caused participants to consider strategies to continue providing successful practice transformation programs and services without supplemental funding. This is leading cancer programs to consider alternative care settings and diversified service offerings. In this workshop, we will explore strategies that cancer programs may consider to maintain their focus on delivering high-quality cancer care.
“Managing Value-Based Care Performance by Measures” provides you with an overview of how to measure performance for your practice. This 60-minute webinar will help you understand how to identify targets and provides tools you will need to be successful. It will also cover how ownership impacts performance, measurement and change management, and incentives.
The following summary outlines the highlights and/or changes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made related to the Radiation Oncology (RO) Model. This information includes some graphics from the proposed rule, as they were not included in the final rule. This is not a comprehensive summary and readers are encouraged to access additional resources and information on the RO Model website: innovation.cms.gov/innovation-models/radiation-oncology-model.
As the healthcare industry moves from volume- to value-based care, cancer programs are thinking about their strategies and readiness for alternative payment models (APMs).
This checklist will help your program understand how your current capabilities align along the APM continuum from developing (i.e., just getting started) to evolved (i.e., years of experience). It will also help you determine the appropriate level of risk based on your program’s capabilities. Finally, the tool will help you understand the additional capabilities and competencies needed to evolve your APM strategy.
Get started by evaluating where your program stands in each area.
As a result of market pressures to expand value-based healthcare in oncology, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) developed the Alternative Payment Model Coalition (APMC) to gain important insights into how APMs impact cancer delivery. The APMC focuses primarily on providing education about APMs and other value-based programs in cancer care.
This course builds on the Oncology APM Readiness Assessment first introduced during the APMC workshop. If your cancer center is ready to begin or expand its journey to value-based care—but you are not sure how to get started—these modules can help. In each session, we will dive deeper into each domain and help you determine what is next for your cancer center. We will outline specific next steps and action items your organization can take to begin APM program implementation. In addition, we will also provide real-life examples that correspond to each topic.
The workshop will review the current landscape of alternative payment models, assess experiences with both federal and commercial models, and identify needs of the cancer care delivery community going forward.
The APMC focuses primarily on providing education about APMs and other value-based care programs in cancer care.
Speakers will discuss challenges, opportunities, and pitfalls that have been encountered and how programs and practices considering changing to a value-based model approach can operationalize successfully.
How has participation in APMs changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic? How can oncology practices benefit from enrollment and potential future models (i.e., OCM, OCF, RO Model etc.)? These questions and more will be covered by our speakers!
If your cancer center is ready to begin or expand its journey to value-based care—but you are not sure how to get started—these modules can help.
Alternate models may address ‘need to better tailor survivorship care’
Healio, June 29, 2021
If you have any questions, please contact Regina Gibson-Burtnick, CAE, Education Coordinator, ACCC.