Oncologists Skeptical of Enhancing Oncology Model

March 15, 2023

Despite being largely onboard with value-based care models, oncologists speaking at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 2023 meeting were skeptical of the upcoming Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM) developed by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The EOM replaces the previous Oncology Care Model (OCM).

According to AJMC, “One big difference is the scope of the model. Rather than covering all cancer types, the EOM covers only 7: lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, multiple myeloma, and breast, lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers. An episode begins with therapy and an evaluation and management visit, and it lasts 6 months. A patient is attributed to a physician based on incurring at least 23% of the evaluation and management visits, as well as the first visit after therapy initiation.”

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(Source: AJMC, March 10th, 2023)

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