The World of Reimbursement Is Changing: Is Your Practice Ready?

Faced with the dramatic escalation of healthcare costs, providers, commercial payors, and the government are testing different methodologies for reimbursing cancer care. The aim is to shift the economics from a fee-for-service environment to a value-based environment that rewards quality, efficiency, and a lower cost of care. However, simply acknowledging the evolving landscape will do little to help oncology providers in preparing and positioning themselves for the transitions ahead. Read this article by Jessica Turgon for Oncology Practice Management to learn about emerging reimbursement methodologies for cancer care and why oncology practices need to be responsive, rather than resistant, to these new payment arrangements.

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About Jessica Turgon

Since 1997, Jessica has assisted clients with healthcare operations improvement, revenue cycle optimization, and cancer program strategic planning and management. Her project work includes directing operations and revenue cycle improvement initiatives in academic medical centers, community hospitals, and physician practice settings. In addition, Jessica has extensive experience developing and leading oncology programs with multidisciplinary and clinical research initiatives. Her leadership in cancer center operations has significantly enhanced the financial and strategic standing of several programs, while also improving patient and staff satisfaction. Prior to joining ECG, Jessica was an Administrator of Clinical Services at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. She received a master of business administration degree from The George Washington University and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Marymount University.

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