The American Journal of Managed Care® Announces the Institute for Value-Based Medicine® VB-Onc™ Meeting Taking Place in Chicago

CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), the leading 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 the future of the Oncology Care Model (OCM) and advancing alternative payment models in oncology. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 25, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago in Illinois and will be chaired and moderated by Blase N. Polite, M.D., MPP, FASCO, associate professor of medicine, deputy section chief for clinical operations and executive medical director for Cancer Accountable Care at the University of Chicago Medicine.

“We look forward to hosting our latest regional VB-Onc meeting in Chicago,” said Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president of MJH Associates, Inc., parent company of AJMC®. “During our educational program, attendees will learn about the American Society of Clinical Oncology [ASCO]’s model for patient-centered medical home to be presented to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the future of the OCM and other value-based initiatives. They will also gain expert insights into OCM lessons learned from both community and academic settings and the latest payer management and approaches to value-based care.”

Presenters for the meeting include the following experts:

  • Roger Brito, M.D., senior medical director, Aetna.
  • Stephen S. Grubbs, M.D., FASCO, vice president of clinical affairs, ASCO.
  • Jessica Walradt, program manager of value-based care, Northwestern Medicine.
  • Mark A. Walshauser, M.D., FACP, medical oncologist/hematologist, Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois.

The Institute for Value-Based Medicine® offers informative regional series, such as VB-Onc™, that focus 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 OCM 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 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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Source: The American Journal of Managed Care

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