New AIS Report Focuses on Aetna’s New Cancer-Treatment Management Techniques
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) - December 15, 2015 - Washington, DC

As costs for oncology care skyrocket, payers are putting new strategies in place to make sure they’re buying the most cost-effective care that provides the best possible member outcomes. Now available from Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), Quality Programs in Cancer Care: A Case Study of the Aetna Model — the latest report in AIS’s Management Insight Series — describes new techniques payers are using to manage patients undergoing cancer treatment, with a focus on Aetna Inc.’s efforts to integrate a variety of initiatives across the pharmacy and medical benefits. The report provides details from a top Aetna executive on the innovative oncology management programs the company has launched — including clinical decision support options, pay-for-value programs, oncology patient-centered medical homes and pathways — plus the results the insurer’s personalized, value-based initiatives have achieved thus far.

Quality Programs in Cancer Care: A Case Study of the Aetna Model also includes incisive analysis of the biggest challenges for payers, how payers’ goals for oncology management are evolving and how successful they are in achieving those goals, with insight on:

  • The most effective oncology management strategies currently being used, and the most attractive management opportunities for the future;
  • The current state of the oncology drug pipeline;
  • The top oncology drugs in terms of spend by line of business, along with their trend from the previous year;
  • The utilization and market share trends of oncology supportive care agents;
  • The difference in drug costs and the impact of the shift in site of care for oncology drugs by line of business from 2010 to 2013.

For more information on Quality Programs in Cancer Care: A Case Study of the Aetna Model, 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

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Jill Brown, Executive Editor
Atlantic Information Services, Inc.
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