Founded at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Advancing Evidence-Based Practice Through Radiation Oncology Episode Payment

DESCRIPTION
We are working with Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross to develop and test the first truly global episode payment for radiation oncology services. The Radiation Oncology Episode of Care program was launched in August of 2019 and is ongoing. Simultaneously, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a proposal to test bundle payments for radiation oncology services for 17 types of cancer.

IMPACT
This study is currently in progress.

PEOPLE
Danelle Hoffman; Susan Popp, MBA, MS, FACHE, CIM; James Metz, MD; Roy Schwartz, MBA; John McLean, MBA; David Miller, MBA; Larry Shulman, MD; Justin Bekelman, MD.

PARTNERS
Radiation Oncology, Penn Medicine Cancer Service Line, Penn Medicine, Independence Blue Cross

FOCUS
Payment Models and Affordability

PUBLICATION
Getting the next version of payment policy “right” on the road toward accountable cancer care

Transforming Cancer Care

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