Essex Oncology is One of 10 Oncology Practices Accepted into the CMS Oncology Care Model

Ten oncology practices across New Jersey are participating in a new coordinated cancer care delivery model, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.

Through the five-year alternative payment model, physicians will receive a monthly fee to manage the cancer care of Medicare patients and will be eligible to be receive performance-based payments.

“The Oncology Care Model encourages greater collaboration, information sharing, and care coordination, so that patients get the care they need, when they need it,” Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said in a press release. “This patient-centered care model fits within the administration’s dual missions for delivery system reform and the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force – to improve patient access to and the quality of health care while spending dollars more wisely.”

Around 200 physician groups and 17 insurers across the country were selected.

In New Jersey, the participating providers are:

Mercer Bucks Hematology Oncology in Pennington
Regional Cancer Care Associates LLC in Hackensack
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Division of Surgical Oncology in New Brunwsick
Essex Oncology of North Jersey, PA in Belleville
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Cancer Care Institute in Egg Harbor Township
Atlantic Medical Group in Morristown
MD Anderson Cooper Cancer Center in Camden
Cancer Institute of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick
New Jersey Urology, LLC in Bloomfield
Comprehensive Cancer and Hematology Specialists, P.C. in Vorhees

Oncology Care Model Notification Letter
Carta de Notificación del Programa de Cuidado Oncológico

MEOS Payment Clarification Letter
MEOS Carta de Aclaración de Pago