Fort Worth’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders received the 10th annual Foley and Lardner LLP Cancer Center Innovator Award at the Cancer Center Business Summit last week in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Foley and Lardner LLP award recognizes effective business models and strategies for cancer-care providers. The Fort Worth center was chosen out of nine nominations for its achievements in bundle-care oncology.
In 2009, the center piloted a bundle payment project with UnitedHealthcare, and has since been working on finding alternative payment solutions for medical treatment, according to D CEO Healthcare.
The center was also involved with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation oncology care model, and developed data for alternative methods to pay for treatment.
“With the rising cost of oncology care, our team sees growing importance to seek out opportunities to provide outstanding quality of care while lowering the cost of cancer care through these pilot programs and initiatives,” Barry Russo, the center’s CEO, said in a release.
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