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Top Ranking House Member McMorris Rogers Releases Draft Bill on Oncology Payment Reform

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-WA) has released a discussion draft of a bill on oncology payment reform she intends to introduce when the new Congress convenes in 2015. The legislation will establish a national oncology medical home demonstration project under the Medicare program to reform the payment system for cancer care in order to enhance the quality of care and to improve cost efficiency. The 5-year nationwide demonstration project will be open to oncology practices billing under Medicare Part B, including both independent and hospital-affiliated community cancer clinics, and is comprised of three phases.

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