Policy Updates

The American Society of Clinical Oncology as endorsed other professional societies’ molecular guidelines on selecting patients with lung cancer for treatment with targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
Pointing to the potential usefulness of genetic tests and therapeutics in patient care, the American Medical Association is calling for greater transparency and more standardized guidelines for payer coverage.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is partnering with a health care decision support company to integrate their clinical practice guidelines into a technological resource for point-of-care access and treatment recommendations.
A new clinical pathway has been designed and implemented to improve colon and rectal surgical procedures and enhance successful patient recovery.
McKesson Specialty Health and The US Oncology Network have expanded their agreement with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network to add five new disease states to Value Pathways.
The NCQA has launched a new Oncology Medical Home Recognition program, which provides a framework for using clinical pathways and quality improvement measures in the patient-centered medical home.