Thursday, December 10, 2015

CoC Oncology Medical Home Accreditation Pilot Program

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) has an Oncology Medical Home (OMH) Accreditation Pilot Program and plans to pilot this accreditation process in 50 oncology practices beginning in 2016.

What is an Oncology Medical Home (OMH)?
An Oncology Medical Home (OMH) focuses on delivering, ensuring, and measuring quality cancer care and relies on a physician-led, team-based health care model that provides comprehensive and continuous care to cancer patients with a goal of obtaining maximized health outcomes. This patient-focused system delivers coordinated and efficient cancer care and is designed to meet the needs of patients, payers, and providers.
What is the goal of the OMH model?
The primary goal of the OMH model is to provide better access to care and to treat patients outside of the acute care hospital setting resulting in improved oncology patient care and outcomes and decreased costs for OMH patients, providers, and practices.
How can an oncology practice participate in this pilot program?
To be considered for the pilot program, review the information on the CoC website here:

Speaking of the CoC, don't miss their updated Cancer Program Standards: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care (2016 Edition).

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. Through the CoC, your cancer program has access to reporting tools to aid in benchmarking and improving outcomes at your facility as well as educational and training opportunities, development resources, and advocacy.

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