ASCO has collaborated with Innovative Oncology Business Solutions, Inc., on ASCO COME HOME, an oncology medical home program designed to transition community oncology practices from volume-based to value-based care by structuring reimbursement around the full range of services needed by patients with cancer.
ASCO COME HOME also will prepare your practice for full implementation of the Quality Payment Program, authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
Initial COME HOME practices have demonstrated the model’s effectiveness at improving health outcomes, enhancing patient care experiences, and positioning practices for success in an evolving healthcare delivery system—all while reducing overall costs.
The initiative provides direct support to help practices establish comprehensive and coordinated oncology care that will
- allow providers to identify and manage symptoms in real time;
- improve access to providers through same-day appointments and extended night and weekend hours; and
- provide disease management guidance to improve treatment decision-making, symptom recognition and assistance with patients’ self-care, pain management, and caregiver support.
This program builds on ASCO’s years-long efforts to develop and implement alternative payment systems that support high-quality, patient-centered, value-based cancer care. In 2015, ASCO released its Patient-Centered Oncology Payment model which, similar to the COME HOME approach, bundles payments for oncology and better aligns practice reimbursement with the current realities of today’s cancer care.
ASCO is now recruiting oncology practices for the fee-based 2017 ASCO COME HOME program.