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Elizabeth Danielson

In his commentary in the January 2012 issue of JNCCN , David Hohn, MD, 1 laid out many of the opportunities, concerns, and uncertainties related to health care reform and the potential impact on cancer centers, physicians, and patients. By the

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Elizabeth Danielson, Jessica DeMartino, and Jill A. Mullen

changes in cancer care, a fragile economy, and pending health care reform. Potential Impact of Health Care Reform MCOs are not the only stakeholders focused on increasing value and quality in health care; the current administration and Congress are also

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Elizabeth Danielson and Patricia J. Goldsmith

There is broad consensus that the United States' current health care system is deeply flawed with trends in spending that are unsustainable. The recent health care reform bill (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or PPACA) offers an

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William T. McGivney

In the torrent of writings in health policy and in the sagacity of legislative discussions and health care reform, policy makers vie for inclusion, or even a vague recognition, of their personal view and plan for improving decision-making in the

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Jonas A. de Souza, Mark J. Ratain, and A. Mark Fendrick

When everyone is required to pay the same out-of-pocket amount for oncology services for which benefits depend on patient characteristics and clinical indication, there is enormous potential for both under- and overutilization. Unlike most current health plan designs, the value-based insurance design (V-BID) explicitly acknowledges and responds to patient heterogeneity across the entire continuum of cancer care. By adding “clinical nuance” to benefit design, V-BID encourages the use of services when the clinical benefits exceed the cost, and likewise discourages the use of services when the benefits do not justify the expenditure. This manuscript further describes the concept of V-BID, creates a framework for its development in oncology, and outlines how this concept aligns with ongoing research, care delivery, and payment reform initiatives.

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NCCN to Host Policy Summit Addressing the Impact of Health Care Reform on Academic Oncology Practice On July 10, 2014, NCCN hosted the NCCN Policy Summit: The Impact of Health Care Reform on Academic Oncology Practice, at The Westin Arlington

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Jessica K. DeMartino

medicine or reducing doses inappropriately. The new health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148), signed into law on March 23 by President Obama, and the subsequent changes made by the Health Care and Education