The US Oncology Network is at the forefront of value-based cancer care. With over 900 affiliated physicians participating in The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Oncology Care Model – representing one-fourth of all participating physicians nationwide – and many others taking part in various alternative payment models, we are setting the standards for the future of cancer care. This vast experience provides The Network a level of expertise unmatched in the market, making us uniquely qualified to support practices as they transition to value-based care models.
We help practices transform operational and clinical activities to value-based care by concentrating on four main components that drive success, aligning these critical elements to maximize performance.
We have extensive experience negotiating contracts for alternative payment models, providing us the expertise to guide practices to successfully secure value-based contracts. We are skilled at bringing payer and provider goals in alignment to support improved outcomes and the use of cost-effective evidence-based treatments that drive optimal patient outcomes. We also provide practices access to our powerful analytic technologies to help them gain actionable insight from their data, enabling them to better understand the true cost and value of the comprehensive cancer care they provide.
We take the guesswork out of the many changes required to transition to value-based care models, providing a detailed roadmap, along with proven technologies, resources and expertise, to make the journey a success. Our experience with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Oncology Care Model pilot program and our collaboration with the 900 physicians in The Network participating in the OCM give us deep expertise in transitioning practices to succeed in this new landscape. We provide a wealth of solutions that have been tested and proven in a value-based cancer care environment for such critical areas as evidence-based care delivery and reporting, analytics, and revenue cycle optimization.
We are committed to ensuring that The US Oncology Network affiliated practices are able to continue providing lifesaving drugs to their patients. One key aspect of this is to make certain drug contracts align with practice/payer contracts that recommend use of certain cost-effective, evidence-based drugs. Our knowledgeable Unity GPO staff works closely with practices and drug manufacturers to make sure we take advantage of purchasing opportunities for payer approved drugs. This provides practices value through pricing while maximizing their drug investment.
Quality cancer care requires comprehensive treatment from a variety of oncology specialists. The US Oncology Network includes physicians from many specialties including medical oncology, radiation oncology, urology, general surgery, surgical oncology, gynecologic oncology, and other key areas. We have extensive experience with value-based cancer care and healthcare contracting solutions for all of these various specialties, providing a level of expertise unparalleled in the industry. We recognize the valuable contribution these specialists make in providing comprehensive cancer care, and we are committed to developing the oncology tools, resources and expertise they need to succeed.
The Network has access to great tools, resources and support necessary to succeed under value-based contracts. The collaboration with a national spectrum of practices has been very important and will be even more so in the future.
Watch the short videos to see how our practices are succeeding in the practice transformation required to succeed in value-based cancer care.
Team Care - Watch Video »
Team Care, an Integral Part of Value-Based Care. The elements of cancer care continue to increase in complexity. Requirements for physicians in a value-based world are growing and patient-centered care demands that not just the doctor, but the entire care team be actively engaged in the patient’s journey.
Advance Care Planning - Watch Video »
The overall cost of cancer care is under scrutiny and payment programs are being implemented to shift the focus of our care teams to the overarching value of patient care. A big cost driver in cancer care is end of life care. Implementing Advance Care Planning takes preparation and the appropriate allocation of clinical resources.
Advanced Practice Providers in Value-Based Cancer Care - Watch Video »
With the ever-growing demands on physicians in the world of value-based care, support from other highly-skilled clinicians is vital to the success of each practice. Through alternative payment models, many tasks that physicians could only bill in the past have been replaced by the ability for Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) to complete and bill.