Study: New Cancer Care Payment Model Reduced Health Care Costs, Maintained Outcomes

July 8, 2014 8:05 PM

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A new cancer care payment model that rewards physicians for focusing on best treatment practices and health outcomes rather than the number of drugs they prescribe resulted in significant cost savings without affecting the quality of care.

The three-year study, conducted by UnitedHealthcare and five medical oncology groups around the country, covered 810 patients with breast, colon and lung cancer, which are among the most common cancers in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. The pilot demonstrated that the ...

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