Join us for an Engaging Webinar Discussion on Patient-Reported Measures in Oncology Payment Programs

February 2019

Webinar: Amplifying the Patient Voice: Policy Solutions for Improving Patient-Reported Measures in Oncology Value-Based Payment Programs

Thursday, February 28 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

In September 2018, NPC partnered with Discern Health to convene a roundtable of expert stakeholders to better understand the current state of patient-reported measurement in oncology and chart a path to a more patient-centered state. Building on the roundtable activities, interviews with subject matter experts, and other research, NPC and Discern are developing a white paper (to be released in early 2019) that will make policy recommendations for improving patient-reported measures in oncology value-based payment programs.

Join us for a webinar, led by roundtable co-chairs Drs. Mark McClellan, Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, and Ethan Basch, Director, Cancer Outcomes Research Program, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, to explore action steps for bringing the patient voice into oncology value-based payment programs.

This webinar will:

  • Provide a high-level overview of patient-reported measures in oncology, including current use in programs such as the Oncology Care Model (OCM) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS);
  • Share findings and policy recommendations from the NPC and Discern Health research; and
  • Engage a diverse panel of stakeholders in discussing how to implement patient-reported measures in programs while ensuring appropriate resources are available and measures are meaningful to patients.

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD (co-chair)
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Ethan Basch, MD, MSc (co-chair)
Director, Cancer Outcomes Research Program
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Kimberly Westrich, MA
VP, Health Services Research
National Pharmaceutical Council

Theresa Schmidt, MA
Discern Health

Andy Baskin
VP, National Medical Director

Ann Fish-Steagall, BSN, RN, OCN
Director of Clinical Policy

Sally Okun, RN, MMHS
VP Policy & Ethics



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