- Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care Overview
- 2019 Alliance Backgrounder
- Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Health System (Atlanta, Ga.)
- The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, Md.)
- Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center (Boston, Mass.)
- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago, Ill.)
- Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (Columbus, Ohio)
- The University of Arizona Cancer Center (Tucson, Ariz.)
The Oncology Care Model: Implications for Cancer Care Delivery and Payment ReformPresented by Michael Kolodziej, MD
Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Cancer care is very expensive, and the cost is rising at an unsustainable rate. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that medical expenditures related to cancer are expected to stretch to $158 billion in the year 2020. Cancer patients receiving systemic therapy represent the group with the highest costs. The Oncology Care Model is the largest medical subspecialty alternative payment model developed and administered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. This pilot program, launched in July 2016, aims to improve the delivery of cancer care while controlling costs by holding providers responsible for the total cost of care. Many of the changes in care delivery required to succeed in this program involve fundamental practice transformation. In this webinar, Dr. Michael Kolodziej will discuss the rationale for this model, results to date, as well as a forecast for the ultimate results of the model. He will also project the next stage of cancer care payment reform.
Life After Grant Funding: Making the Business Case for Your InterventionMany grant proposals require a plan for sustainability, carrying the expectation that a funded program will continue to be viable once the start-up resources have run out. This can be a challenging proposition for medical researchers, who have to run their interventions while identifying all direct and indirect financial benefits of their work. Drawing from his international research experience, Dr. J. Brian Cassel will discuss his approach to developing long-term funding modelsin palliative care, presenting universal considerations that could assist researchers in maintaining clinical and quality-improvement programs that expand access to care.
Bridging Primary Care and Oncology in the Era of Patient-Centered Cancer Care [Full Screen Version]The role of primary care in cancer control is expanding, due in part to an increased emphasis on cancer care delivery that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values (Committee on Quality of Health Care in America. Institute of Medicine, 2001). Current research data shows that Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) have a positive impact on early cancer diagnosis, treatment outcomes, and survivorship support, improving the quality of life of cancer patients across the continuum of care (Coburn & Collingridge, 2015).
In this context, The Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care is hosting a webinar titled “Bridging Primary Care and Oncology in the Era of Patient-Centered Cancer Care: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned”, presented by Dr. Peairs of the Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center and Dr. Wallner of the University of Michigan. Leveraging their extensive clinical and ambulatory experience, they will present successful strategies and ongoing challenges in the integration of primary care and oncology care. Attendees will be able to present their own questions and interact with the hosts and other event participants. The live meeting is open to all researchers and practitioners eager to learn more about transition of care, improving cancer care delivery, and cancer survivorship.
A report from the National Navigation Roundtable: the state of patient navigation todayPresented by Monica Dean, Director, National Navigation Roundtable
with Elizabeth A Calhoun, PhD, MEd and Sanja Percac-Lima, MD, PhD
According to the American Medical Association, a patient navigator is someone who provides personal guidance to patients as they move through the health care system. Patient navigators may have professional medical, legal, financial, or administrative experience, or they may have personally faced health care-related challenges and want to help others who find themselves in similar situations.
Patient navigators work with patients and families to help with many different needs associated with the health care system. This may include helping with insurance problems, finding doctors, explaining treatment and care options, going with patients to visits, communicating with their health care team, assisting caregivers, and managing medical paperwork.
In 2017, the American Cancer Society (ACS) launched the National Navigation Roundtable, a collaboration of organizations dedicated to achieving health equity and access to quality care across the cancer continuum through effective patient navigation. The Alliance to Advance Patient Centered Cancer Care is proud to host Monica Dean, director of the National Navigation Roundtable at the American Cancer Society, who will be presenting a webinar titled “A Report from the National Navigation Roundtable: The State of Patient Navigation Today”. The event will feature a panel discussion with Dr. Sanja Percac-Lima of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Elizabeth Calhoun of the University of Arizona. Attendees will be able to present their own questions and interact with the hosts and other event participants. The live meeting is open to all professionals eager to learn more about the National Navigation Roundtable and patient navigation.
Alliance Video Profiles
The Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Health System: Treating People, Not NumbersThe GCCE has recently expanded their navigator program, developing a protocol to match newly diagnosed patients with a nurse navigator. Patients are connected to a navigator as soon as they receive test results that indicate a suspicious or positive result. The nurse navigation program focuses on areas with the highest number of patients, lung/thoracic and breast/gynecology, however navigation services are available to all cancer patients.
The Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine: The Right Care at the Right TimeThe Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in partnership with AllianceChicago have developed a 4R care plan, a physical paper plan which provides the Right Information and Right Treatment to the Right Patient at the Right Time for cancer patients in two AllianceChicago health centers.
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center: Patient Navigation as the Cornerstone of Cancer CareThe Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center has implemented a patient navigation program to improve cancer care and transitions of care within their cancer center.
Communication Skills Training at Johns Hopkins Medicine: Empowering Cancer Patients and CaregiversA multi-disciplinary team from Johns Hopkins Medicine has developed an innovative communications training program designed to encourage active participation in managing cancer-related care. Unlike existing training models, which focus almost exclusively on patients or physicians, this intervention combines the use of technology and long standing research on medical communication to reach all real world participants in a medical conversation. The program involves patients, their caregivers, and physicians, following the notion that all participants in a conversation have the potential to influence its focus and content, and caregivers often have an active role in managing a loved one’s cancer care.