2017 Value in Cancer Care Summit

Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research

2017 Value in Cancer Care Summit

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Carla Tardif, CEO of national nonprofit Family Reach, speaks to the devastating burden of cancer on patients, caregivers and families alongside panelists (left to right) Ted Conklin, Barry Straube and Jeffery Ward.

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HICOR Co-Director and medical oncologist Dr. Gary Lyman introduces keynote speaker Dr. Nancy Davidson.

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Dr. Nancy E. Davidson, President and Director of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, highlights the need for shared decision-making and cost transparency when patients and providers discuss treatment options.

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Dr. Sibel Blau, Medical Director at Northwest Medical Specialties, presents the challenges and success factors in developing an oncology value-based care program.

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Dr. Ray Page, President and Director of Research at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Fort Worth, TX, identifies strategies for implementing practice changes using alternative payment models.

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On April 7, 2017, HICOR hosted the 4th Annual Value in Cancer Care Summit at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. Over 170 participants from across the healthcare spectrum convened to discuss the summit's theme of "paying for value" and the future of value-based cancer care delivery in Washington state. The summit created an opportunity for open dialogue and collaboration between patients and patient advocates, providers, payers, clinic or hospital administrators, non-profit leaders, policymakers, researchers, academics, and industry/pharmaceutical representatives. 

Over the course of several plenaries and an interactive panel discussion, participants exchanged ideas about effective models, best practices, and implementation challenges surrounding value-based purchasing. Building on feedback from the 2016 VCC Summit, HICOR previewed new regional quality metrics and clinic performance data as well as the redesigned platform for HICOR IQ, a reporting tool for community cancer care. HICOR's Value in Cancer Care Working Groups Chairs led three breakout sessions to accelerate their group's respective goals for 2017 in the areas of CPT code use for advanced care planning, breast cancer survivorship care, and reducing hospitalization and ER use. The afternoon panel featuring Carla Tardif, Jeffery Ward, Barry Straube, and Ted Conklin highlighted patient, provider and payer experiences with paying for value and provided a springboard for a larger group discussion about future challenges in payment reform and strategies for engaging patients in shared decision-making and cost transparency.  

The Hutch News Services article Surviving cancer without going broke summarizes the discussion and findings shared at the summit. 

Summit Handouts


AGENDA

8:00am - 8:30am Registration, Coffee and Breakfast*
8:30am - 9:00am Opening Remarks, Sibel Blau, MD  Northwest Medical Specialties
9:00am - 9:45am Morning Plenary: A Framework for Value-Based Cancer Care, Nancy Davidson, MD Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/Fred Hutch/UW Medicine
9:45am - 10:00am Break/Coffee*
10:00am - 11:00am HICOR Regional Quality Metrics and High Performing Clinics, Scott Ramsey, MD, PhD and Gary Lyman, MD, MPH, FASCO  Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), Fred Hutch
11:00am - 11:45am Community Discussion on HICOR Metrics: All 
11:45pm - 12:40pm Lunch*
12:45pm - 1:30pm Breakout Sessions on Implementing Practice Change

Participants may attend one of three sessions focused on the Value in Cancer Care Working Group areas:

  • Goals of Care: Increasing CPT Code Use for Advanced Care Planning - Thomas Brown, MD, MBA and Bruce Smith, MD, MACP
  • Prioritizing Value in Breast Cancer Survivorship Care - Sibel Blau, MD
  • Hospitalizations and ER Use: Identifying Barriers and Best Practices in Reducing ER Use During Treatment - John Rieke, MD and Ted Conklin, MD
1:30pm - 1:45pm Break*
1:45pm - 2:30pm Afternoon Plenary: Practice Transformation in Oncology Payment Models, Ray Page, DO, PhD, FACOI  The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders 
2:30pm - 4:00pm Panel Discussion: Paying for Value; Facilitated by Ray Page 
  • Ted Conklin, MD - Vice President of Provider & Customer Engagement, Premera Blue Cross 
  • Barry Straube, MD - Former Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Carla Tardif - Chief Executive Officer, Family Reach
  • Jeffery Ward, MD - Medical Oncologist, Swedish Cancer Institute
4:00pm - 4:15pm Closing Remarks, Scott Ramsey and Gary Lyman 
4:15pm - 5:00pm Cocktail Reception*

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