Long-Term Care

New Affordable Care Act initiative to encourage better oncology care

MDS 3.0 Insider, February 20, 2015

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According to a press release that went out on Feb 12, 2015, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new multi-payer payment and care delivery model to support better care coordination for cancer care as part of the Department’s ongoing efforts to improve the quality of care patients receive and spend health care dollars more wisely, contributing to healthier communities.

The initiative will include 24-hour access to practitioners for beneficiaries undergoing treatment and an emphasis on coordinated, person-centered care, aimed at rewarding value of care, rather than volume.
 



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