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This meeting focuses on advancing oncology quality through value-based care models

CRANBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), the leading multimedia peer-reviewed journal dedicated to issues in managed care, with its Institute for Value-Based Medicine® will host a regional VB-Onc meeting that will provide an overview of advancing cancer care innovation through value-based care. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square and will be chaired and moderated by Lawrence N. Shulman, MD, FACP, FASCO, deputy director for clinical services of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

“We are excited to host our latest regional VB-Onc meeting in Philadelphia,” said Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president of MJH Associates, Inc., parent company of AJMC®. “During our educational program, attendees will receive insight from case studies on implementing value-based payment models in their practices, gain practical guidance on use of clinical pathways, patient management, and data reporting under new quality requirements, and engage with leaders who are driving quality initiatives in oncology.”

Presenters for the meeting include the following experts:

  • Justin Bekelman, M.D., director of the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation, Penn Medicine.
  • Andrew E. Chapman, D.O., FACP, chief of cancer services, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.
  • Kelly Filchner, M.S.N., director, Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners.
  • Richard Snyder, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer, Independence Blue Cross.

The Institute for Value-Based Medicine® offers informative regional series, such as VB-Onc™, which focuses on multistakeholder perspectives from oncologists, payers and practice executives. With a goal to discuss pressing topics — such as the implications of value-based medicine on clinical practice, best practices in implementing the Oncology Care Model and the integration of oncology clinical and financial management perspectives with evolving value-based medicine — the program features leading experts from the field of managed care to enhance audience knowledge.

For additional information and to register, click here.

About The American Journal of Managed Care®

The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) is a multimedia peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed journal that keeps readers on the forefront of health policy by publishing research relevant to industry decision makers as they work to promote the efficient delivery of high-quality care. is the essential website for managed care professionals, distributing industry updates daily to leading stakeholders. Other titles in the AJMC® family include The American Journal of Accountable Care®, and two evidence-based series, Evidence-Based Oncology and Evidence-Based Diabetes Management™. These comprehensive offerings bring together stakeholder views from payers, providers, policymakers and other industry leaders in managed care. To order reprints of articles appearing in AJMC® publications, please contact Gil Hernandez at 609-716-7777, ext. 139.


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