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Two-sided risk may pose too hefty a financial price for some oncology practices
Modern Healthcare

Some oncology practices may be forced to drop out of a CMS bundled-payment program to avoid being hit with a financial loss.

The agency’s Oncology Care Model beginning in July will push practices to move from one-sided to two-sided risk where they would be responsible for paying the difference if they did not meet a target price for services. Approximately 70% of oncology practices participating in the program would owe the CMS money, according to new research released last week by Avalere Health.