Reps. Sewell and McMorris Rodgers Introduce Bipartisan Cancer Care Payment Reform Legislation

The Cancer Care Payment Reform Act enhances quality of cancer care by creating a national oncology medical home demonstration project under Medicare.

 Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) joined Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) in introducing the bipartisan Cancer Care Payment Reform Act. The bill establishes a five-year demonstration project using the framework of the successful patient-centered Oncology Medical Home (OMH) model developed by community oncologists in recent years. Using the OMH model, physicians have partnered with insurers to pilot several successful payment programs, which have proven to provide better patient care and achieve cost savings to the health care system. The bill has also been introduced in the Senate by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Tom Carper (D-DE) as S.463.

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