New AIS Report Offers Case Study of Anthem’s Innovative Oncology Value-Based Payment Program
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) - May 21, 2015 - Washington, DC

With the average cost of oncology drugs skyrocketing, and thousands of people in the United States dying from cancer each week, some health insurance carriers — including Anthem, Inc. — have turned to evidence-based pathways in an effort to make sure patients get the best care that is also cost-effective. Now available from Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), Anthem’s Cancer Care Quality Program: Pathways to Improve Care and Reduce Costs — the latest report in AIS’s Management Insight Series — discusses the specifics of the insurer’s Cancer Care Quality Program, its expectations in terms of outcomes and cost control, lessons it has learned and changes already made in the initial plans.

Filled with insights on the program’s successful implementation — directly from Anthem’s medical director of oncology — the report provides valuable, practical intelligence on topics such as:

  • The motivation behind the Anthem program;
  • The insurer’s original plan, and how the pathways already have expanded since the program started;
  • The specifics of how the program works, including how providers know if a treatment regimen is on-pathway;
  • The role providers play in the pathways;
  • How Anthem has communicated with providers as it rolls out the program; and
  • How this program compares with other pathways programs, and the pros and cons of different models.

Anthem’s Cancer Care Quality Program: Pathways to Improve Care and Reduce Costs also includes copies of templates for physicians to use to chart pathways for patients, prepared by Anthem and its subsidiary AIM Specialty Health.

For more information on Anthem’s Cancer Care Quality Program: Pathways to Improve Care and Reduce Costs, including a full table of contents, visit

AIS’s Management Insight Series is designed to provide practical solutions to complex business challenges with the help of the industry’s most insightful advisors and managers. See a full list of titles in this series at

About AIS
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Learn more at

Jill Brown, Executive Editor
Atlantic Information Services, Inc.
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