The Intersection of Clinical Practice and Payment Reform

Value-based Oncology Practice with OCM and MACRA

Medical Education Exchange (MEDX) will host a MEDX Regional Oncology CME/CNE/CE Conference in Fall 2017 for the community-based oncology care team. Both clinical and topical content for the conference will focus on the fundamental principles of oncology care and will be created with the Oncology Care Model (OCM) and The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 Quality Payment Program (MACRA QPP) in mind. In addition to the live regional conference, MEDX will partner with Rockpointe Oncology on the development of the clinical content.

Why Attend MEDX Oncology Conferences?

The MEDX|Oncology Conference Chairman Gary I. Cohen, MD, Emeritus Director of the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and an expert panel of leading oncologists will discuss integration of evidence-based medicine and quality of care.

Nationally recognized expert panel includes:
Sanjiv Agarwala, MD
Chairman of Medical Oncology
St. Luke’s University Health Network, Easton, PA

Al Benson, MD
Professor of Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Joe Bertino, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Joe Sparano, MD
Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics, and Women’s Health
Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY

Our expert panel will update physicians on current evidence-based management of multiple tumor types, including breast, CLL, GU, GI, multiple myeloma, NHL, NSCLC, skin, and BRCA and familial associated cancers.

Participants will also examine the integration of value-based patient care through the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act’s (MACRA) Oncology Care Model (OCM) payment model and explore real-life, practical experiences of clinicians who have implemented the model.

On July 1, 2016, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation launched the OCM within 195 oncology clinics across the US. The Oncology Care Model (OCM) is a new payment and delivery model designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of oncology care and aims to provide higher quality, better coordinated oncology care. Under this multi-payer model physician practices enter into payment arrangements that provide financial incentives based on performance accountability for episodes of care surrounding chemotherapy administration to cancer patients. The practices participating in OCM have committed to providing enhanced services to Medicare beneficiaries such as care coordination, navigation, and integration of evidence-based care and national treatment guidelines.

Despite including Medicare Fee-For-Service, the Oncology Care Model is facilitating the transition to value-based care accountability as the standard in oncology care. For those oncology clinics not included in the 195 clinics piloting the OCM, the focus on value and quality continue with payment models and requirements under MACRA.

We believe that education is the key to a transition to value-based care and recognize the need for a quality improvement event that responds to this new frontier in oncology care. MEDX is committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-based clinical education within the context of a dynamic reimbursement and healthcare environment. Our mission is to improve oncology patient experience through practical, quality-focused, clinical education – education designed to empower clinicians, strengthen the provider/patient relationship, and help providers understand and effectively respond to the changes in the healthcare industry.

MEDX Oncology is a series of regional CME conferences designed for the oncology care team. These conferences will provide clinical updates to treatment teams within the context of emerging payment models and meeting reporting requirements in terms of evidence-based care, adherence to clinical guidelines, quality measures, and how to optimally integrate new data and novel agents into practice.

Each MEDX Oncology Conference is designed to:

Inform oncology care teams about the transition from Fee-For-Service to the value-based Oncology Care Model

Educate oncology care teams on emerging therapies and how to apply treatment pathways in complex, high-risk patient populations

Share best practices to improve patient/caregiver experience and reduce patient centered barriers to care

MEDX Regional Conferences improve the learning process by utilizing the ARRAY™ tablet system, an innovative technology designed to deliver content; collect, manage, and analyze data; and engage participants – ultimately leading to increased knowledge retention and better decision making.

ARRAY brings interactivity with clinical content into the hands of each conference attendee. Using their own laptop or tablet, or on an iPad provided by MEDX, participants utilize ARRAY to view resources, participate in case studies, answer polling questions, view and interact with the educational content, submit questions to the faculty, and evaluate each session.

With ARRAY, each topic presented at a MEDX Regional Conference culminates in thorough analytics using multiple criteria and measurement techniques. Analytics are designed to accurately assess participant engagement, changes in participant knowledge, competence, and performance, while helping to identify needs, gaps, and barriers that can be addressed in future CME activities.


Conference Agenda

Day One

7:00am – 7:45am
Check-in and Breakfast

7:45am – 8:00am
Welcome and Introduction and iPad Instructions

8:00am – 9:30am
Payment Models and Practice Changes: Meeting requirements of OCM & MACRA

9:30am – 10:45am
Navigating New Options to Improve Outcomes in Multiple Myeloma

10:45am – 11:00am

11:00am – 12:15pm
Targeted therapy for Skin Malignancies: BRAF and Hedgehog Inhibition

12:30pm – 1:45pm
Lunch Break

1:45pm – 2:30pm
Precision medicine and Impact of Therapeutic Drug Levels

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Integrating Immunotherapy for NSCLC

3:30pm – 3:50pm

3:50pm – 5:00pm
Metastatic Breast Cancer

Day Two

7:00am – 7:45am
Check-in and Breakfast

7:45am – 8:00am
Welcome and Introduction and iPad Instructions

8:00am – 9:00am
Targeting EGFR, T790M, ALK, and ROS1 in NSCLC

9:00am – 10:00am
Redefining Care for BRCA and Other Familial Associated Cancer Syndromes

10:00am – 10:15am

10:15am – 11:30am
Achieving Precision Care in Gastrointestinal Cancers

11:30am – 12:30pm
Evidence-based Updates in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Lunch Break

2:00pm – 3:15pm
Patient-Centered Care for Genitourinary Cancers

3:15pm – 3:30pm

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Personalizing Treatment Strategies in Chronic Leukemia

4:30pm – 5:00pm
Use of Oncology Quality Measures, Where do we go from here?

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Education Partners

MEDX is proud to partner with three organizations at MEDX Oncology Regional CME Conferences: Rockpointe Oncology, Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME), and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.