What is the OCM?

Community-based oncology practices accepted into the OCM pilot program began their journey on July 1, 2016 towards better care, smarter spending and healthier patients. The program focuses on a comprehensive approach to patient care, including patient navigation and improved access, reduction in avoidable emergency department visits, improved advanced care planning and better psychosocial support.

If these objectives are achieved and quality is maintained while the cost of care is reduced, Medicare will share a portion of the savings with practices participating in the OCM. Additionally, OCM practices will be provided a monthly incentive payment for every patient enrolled.