Evolving the OCM: OCM 2.0 & Beyond
A possible universal model of oncology payment reform building on the Oncology Care Model (OCM), COA’s proposed ‘OCM 2.0’ addresses several issues identified by current participants, and how value-based payments might be incorporated in the future.
COA hosted this webinar on January 9th to provide details on the development of the OCM 2.0 and COA’s efforts to make meaningful and successful oncology payment reform a reality.
The OCM is a Federal health reform program that aims to change the way cancer care in America is delivered. It’s goal? To provide high quality, well-coordinated cancer care to patients while reducing costs for Medicare and beneficiaries.
Eager to be involved in the future of cancer care, nearly 200 practices treating more than 150,000 Medicare beneficiaries joined when the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) launched the OCM in spring 2016.
As a longtime coordinator of oncology payment reform and recognizing the importance of the program, COA has been helping practices succeed in the OCM since day one. Today, close to 80% of OCM participants are in a peer-to-peer network that is hosted by COA. They have access to experts with deep knowledge of Federal and private reform efforts, a private network of practices, regular calls to provide guidance on challenges, and numerous free tools and resources to help them thrive in the program.
COA has been listening and learning from the current OCM to understand and plan for the future. The result has is a new framework of guidelines for evolving the program so that momentum is not lost and value-based care in oncology can succeed. Known as the ‘OCM 2.0,’ this universal model borrows and builds upon the OCM to provide a fundamental structure for the future of oncology payment reform.