COME HOME Program Set to Save $33.5M Over 3 Years

In 2012, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) sought to support oncologists in addressing what CMMI considered to be among the failings in cancer care— namely, fragmented care, suboptimal outcomes, high costs, and patient dissatisffaction. To remedy these weaknesses, CMMI awarded $19.8 million to Innovative Oncology Business Solutions (IOBS), Inc, in Albuquerque, NM. Barbara L. McAneny, MD, an oncologist, is the CEO and chief medical officer for IOBS, the company she launched to manage the Community Oncology Medical Home (COME HOME) program.

Board certified in internal medicine, oncology, and hematology, McAneny is a founding member of New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants and a former president and CEO of New Mexico Cancer Center, one of the state’s largest oncology practices.

The practice has a staff of 208, including 10 medical oncologists, 3 radiation oncologists, 1 hospitalist, 2 internists and a retired emergency department physician. We asked her to explain what outcomes the COME HOME program expects to deliver.

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