Oncology Patient-Centered Medical Home® 

The Oncology Patient-Centered Medical Home (OPCMH®) is a physician-driven, patient-focused model of care that enhances value for patients, payers and cancer specialists by improving quality and controlling unnecessary costs. OPCMH serves as the primary driver for enhancing the consistency and quality of services delievered and provides a framework for controlling unnecessary resource utilization.

The OPCMH model consists of actionable processes built upon best practice standards from recognition bodies (such as The Joint Commission, National Committee for Quality Assurance and American Society of Clinical Oncologists) and serves as a framework for future models of payment reform that merge patient engagement with complementary practice services and activities.

 

We are at an inflection point in healthcare where providers and programs will be rewarded for the quality and value of care that they deliver, the outcomes they achieve for their patients, and the appropriate allocation of resources that are within their clinical domain to control. Oncology Patient-Centered Medical Home enables oncology providers of all specialities (medical, radiation, surgical, etc.) to thrive in this value-over-volume, accountable care world.

 

The OPCMH model has been successful in building a strong business case for linking the consistency of services with improved outcomes and appropriate resource utilization.

 

Quality and cost are inextricably intertwined in the pursuit of greater value care. Providers with whom we have collaborated are increasingly attaining more favorable terms from their payers, who have acknowledged and rewarded greater value.

 

 

What does Oncology Patient-Centered Medical Home mean for patients and their families, the care team and your practice?

OPCMH Features

  • Coordinated physician-led care team

  • Patient-centered navigation and engagement

  • Patient and family involvement in the care process, treatment plan and decision-making

  • Adherence to evidenced-based care guidelines

  • Communication and coordination among “neighborhood” of providers

  • Reduced fragmentation among stakeholders

  • Phone triage & same-day symptom management

  • Advanced care planning and shared decision-making

  • Information technology and data-driven monitoring

  • EMR support and oncology-specific overlays to enhance care delivery and practice performance 

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Target Outcomes

  • Better quality and value of care for patients

  • Responsible and appropriate end of life care

  • Fewer ER visits and hospital admissions

  • Diminished length of hospital stay

  • Eliminatation of variability in care delivery

  • Enhanced patient activation and treatment adherence

  • Reduced document turnaround time

  • Eliminatation of clinically irrevelant physician activity

  • Maximization of time spent with patients

  • Less stress and administrative burden on care team

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