Case study: Transforming cancer care at a community oncology practice.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

To assist practices and institutions throughout the country in implementing clinical redesign supported by - and aligned with - payment reform, we present a case study of the New Mexico Cancer Center (NMCC) based on numerous stakeholder interviews, literature reviews, and a comprehensive site visit. This study explores the complex barriers oncologists face in improving the quality and outcomes of cancer care and reducing overall costs in a sustainable way. This case will explore the following questions: How did the NMCC redesign care to improve quality, enhance patient experience and results, and reduce costs? How can an organization demonstrate they are improving quality to enable new payment contracts that enable sustainability? Are alternative payment models sustainable for an independent, community oncology practice?

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sanghavi, D; Samuels, K; George, M; Patel, K; Bleiberg, S; McStay, F; Thoumi, A; McClellan, M

Published Date

  • September 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 160 - 168

PubMed ID

  • 26384229

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2213-0772

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2213-0764

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2014.07.005


  • eng