BCBSNC and NCMS Visit Goldsboro Oncology Practice to Discuss Costs

On Thursday, the Southeastern Medical Oncology Clinic in Goldsboro hosted representatives from the North Carolina Medical Society and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) to share the practice’s oncology care delivery model and perspectives on related payment models across various payor types. After a facility tour and considerable discussion about the costs of cancer care delivery and the pricing of oncology drugs, BCBSNC indicated that they were reviewing alternative payment models to better align cancer care treatment and pharmacy costs, and collect better data on quality care and patient outcomes. BCBSNC plans to continue discussions with NC’s oncology community as the new model is developed.

Special thanks to SMOC Practice Administrator Robert “Bo” Gamble for hosting the event and for sharing his ideas about improving the quality and financing of cancer care in North Carolina.


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