To leverage assessment results for the development of quality improvement (QI) projects, the Model Full Report is an ideal starting place. In the report, the Model’s 12 Assessment Areas map to more than 100 quality measures (see pages 20-37) for which cancer programs are likely already collecting and reporting data. For example, measures include those from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Merit-based Incentive Payment System (CMS MIPS), the American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (ASCO QOPI), the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition (NCQA PCSP), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (AHRQ CAHPS®), and the Commission on Cancer (CoC) 2020 Cancer Program Standards.
Review the Model’s Full Report Quality Measures and Metrics section.
Below find ACCC-curated resources to help make the case for developing and implementing a QI project for patients with lung cancer in the areas of Care Coordination and Access, Disparities in Care, and Quality Measurement and Improvement.
The NCCCP – Enhancing Access, Improving Quality of Care, and Expanding Research in the Community Setting
Deploying Team Science Principles to Optimize Interdisciplinary Lung Cancer Care Delivery: Avoiding the Long and Winding Road to Optimal Care
Overcoming the Implementation Gap in Multidisciplinary Oncology Care Programs
Navigating the Cancer Continuum in the Context of Value-Based Care
Assessing Patients’ Perceptions of Cancer Care Coordination in a Community Setting (requires subscription)
Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations
Cancer Care in Low Resource Areas
Integrated Care for People with Medicare and Medicaid: A Roadmap for Quality
Health Care and the Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity
Reducing Inequalities in Cancer Outcomes: What Works?
ASCO Quality Training Program – Quality Improvement Library
Institute for Healthcare Improvement – Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit