Economic Policy

Economic Policy

This is the collection of Economic Policy posts.

MIPS for Medical Oncology Practices – Strategic Considerations

MIPS/MACRA 2018 Strategic Considerations for Medical Oncology Practices Implications of a Zero Sum Game Wes Chapman December 2017 A Doomsday Solution to a Zero Sum Game   Strategic Situational Analysis   MACRA/MIPS (MIPS) will become the operational standard in 2018…

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340B medical Oncology Practices and Hospitals – Time to Bail Out?

340B Medical Oncology Practices and Hospitals – Time to Bail Out? November 20, 2017 Wes Chapman Time to Bail Out of 340B? On November 1st, CMS announced sweeping changes in the reimbursement of 340B eligible drugs, “Today, the Centers for…

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Silent Clues to Fixing Healthcare

Hey, President Trump, To fix the Healthcare mess, listen to the dog that didn’t bark! Dr. Grant Bagley & Wes Chapman July 4, 2017 Preface: This is the first in an occasional series of articles looking at selected healthcare policy…

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Artificial Intelligence: Improving Oncology Safety Through Post-Approval Analytics

Practical Considerations of Artificial Intelligence in Oncology Care Part I: Improving Safety through Post-Approval Analytics Wes Chapman December 23, 2016 Can HAL improve oncology care?   For almost all Baby Boomers, our first introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) was the…

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High Reliability Organizations (HROs) – Healthcare Considerations & Applications

High Reliability Organizations (HROs) Practical Considerations in Formation and Development for Healthcare May 20, 2016 Wes Chapman Aircraft Carrier Flight Decks – A Classic HRO Environment High Reliability Organizations (HROs) are high-risk workplace environments, designed for and achieving safe and…

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Financial & Operational Requirements of Oncology Super Groups

The Oncology Care Model (OCM) Financing & Operational Requirements of Super Groups Making Value Based Care Work for Community Oncology Wes Chapman April 28, 2016 OCM – Opportunity & Risk The OCM program, now well on its way to becoming…

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Making Sense of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)

Making Sense of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) A Common Sense Guide for Oncology Practices in the OCM Getting the Right Information – Avoiding the Pitfalls December 8, 2015 Wes Chapman   This is the first in a series of articles…

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A Risk Arbitrage Model for the Oncology Care Model (OCM)

The Oncology Care Model (OCM) A Risk Arbitrage Analysis September 7, 2015 Wes Chapman The OCM – What is it? The OCM is a CMS (CMMI) value based care payment program of nationwide scope, targeted at 100 practices and 1,500…

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The OCM: Ten Strategies for Hospitals

The OCM; Hospitals & Physician Practices: Economic Control & Incentives Is the Shoe on the Other Foot? Ten Strategies for Hospitals August 1, 2015 Wes Chapman   Introduction – The long-suffering physician practice vs. the dominant hospital Medical oncology has…

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Oncology Care Model, Strategic Opportunities & Imperatives

Medicare’s New Oncology Care Model (OCM) Strategic Opportunities and Imperatives Wes Chapman June 3, 2015   Introduction On February 12th of 2015, Medicare (CMS) introduced a new integrated payment and quality model for oncology care in the US for Medicare…

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