Drug Use May Shift Under US Medicare Oncology Care Model; Here’s How
‘Episode of care’ payment model could reduce off-label cancer drug prescribing but also offers an opportunity for increased use of high-value drugs, including those that can reduce costs by decreasing hospitalizations, University of Chicago’s Rena Conti suggests.
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Community Oncology Alliance proposes updates to the Oncology Care Model demonstration project, including a sharper focus on lowering prescription drug costs.
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