Making Great Strides in Improving Cancer Care
Cancer diagnoses comprise some of the most common and devastating diseases in the United States; more than 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year in this country.
In July 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a program called the Oncology Care Model (OCM) that is aimed at achieving higher-quality care, delivered at lower costs.
Through OCM, the CMS Innovation Center can achieve three goals in the care of this medically complex population: better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.
Participants in the OCM include 176 oncology practices throughout the United States and ECHO is privileged to be one of these practices.
Sharing Our Successes
In May of 2021, four members of ECHO were asked to present about some of the recent progress they have made in delivering on the core objectives of the OCM, especially during the last year with the COVID pandemic.
Click here to learn about the many accomplishments that ECHO has achieved to deliver on the 3 key pillars of the Oncology Care Model:
- Quality of care
- Patient satisfaction
- Care coordination