17 Insurers, 200 Physician Groups To Join Medicare’s Cancer Project To Improve Care

Modern Healthcare:
Doctors, Insurers Flock To Medicare’s Cancer Payment Demo Despite Questions

Seventeen private health insurance companies and more than 3,200 oncologists working in almost 200 medical groups will participate in the federal government’s new cancer care project, but critics argue the program may not easily lower costs or reduce unnecessary and potentially harmful care. … The timing of the program’s rollout coincides with Vice President Joe Biden’s national push to cure cancer, as well as the Innovation Center’s controversial attempt to change how Medicare Part B pays for outpatient drugs, like those used for cancer patients. (Herman, 6/29)