Nebraska Cancer Specialists Selected for Initiative Promoting Better Cancer Care
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it has selected Nebraska Cancer Specialists (nebraskacancer.com) as one of nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care. The Medicare arm of the Oncology Care Model includes more than 3,200 oncologists and will cover approximately 155,000 Medicare beneficiaries nationwide.
The Oncology Care Model is one of the first CMS physician-led specialty care models and builds on lessons learned from other innovative programs and private-sector models. Practices participating in the five-year Oncology Care Model will provide treatment following nationally recognized clinical guidelines for beneficiaries undergoing chemotherapy, with an emphasis on person-centered care. They will also provide enhanced services to beneficiaries who are in the Oncology Care Model to help them receive timely, coordinated treatment.
The names of those practices and payers participating in the Oncology Care Model, and more information about the model, can be found on the model’s website: http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Oncology-Care/. The Oncology Care Model began on July 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2021.
Nebraska Cancer Specialists is a subspecialty practice of 13 collaborating physicians who are devoted to oncology and hematology, providing state of the art medical treatment and compassionate care in both outpatient offices and hospital settings. For more information, please visit nebraskacancer.com.