UnitedHealthcare, Moffitt Cancer Center partner for lung cancer payment model

Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center and payer UnitedHealthcare launched a value-based payment model for lung cancer treatment effective Oct. 1.

The three-year pilot model uses bundled payments to reimburse providers or hospitals for care under a single fee or payment. Bundled payments will focus on treating early-stage lung cancer and include surgery and radiation therapy bundles developed by Moffitt and Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealthcare.  

"Our organizations are working together to promote more patient-centric, evidence-based care, and this bundled payment model is an important part of UnitedHealthcare's value-based programs that are shifting how we collaborate with care providers," Lee Newcomer, MD, UnitedHealthcare's senior vice president of oncology and genetics, said in a prepared statement.  

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