Oncology Practices: The Oncology Care Model and Online Specialty Care Management

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

July 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM


Are you a medical oncology practice? Did you submit your Letter of Intent by the first deadline?  If you did, Cordata wants you to know we are here to help.  Our traditional care coordination client has been the hospital-based Cancer Center and the multidisciplinary team.  We are ready to expand to support the oncology practice who is aiming for the CMMI initiative called the Oncology Care Model.

Who is eligible to participate in the CMS Oncology Care Model?

Any practice that provides care for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and that bills E&M under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule may apply to participate in the OCM. These include multi-specialty practices, solo practitioners, and hospital-aligned practices.  Here at Cordata, we are keenly aware of the rush to be an OCM.  Let us help.

The OCM requires participating practices to meet six requirements:

  • Provide patients 24/7 access to a clinician who has real-time access to their medical records
  • Attest to Stage 1 of meaningful use of EHRs by the end of the first year of the program with intention to attest to Stage 2 by the end of the third year
  • Use data for continuous quality improvement
  • Provide navigation services
  • Document a comprehensive cancer care plan that contains the IOM’s 13 recommended components
  • Use nationally recognized clinical guidelines

Interested in learning more?


Topics: Industry News, Navigation & Care Coordination, Certification & Accreditation

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