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Vantage Oncology Selects Wellcentive Solution to Drive PQRS - Margaret Kelly - 08-27-2015

VantageOncology Selects Wellcentive Solution to Drive PQRS Quality Reporting Initiatives
 
Multi-specialty cancer organization will manage currentfederal quality requirements and expand proactive initiatives to improve patient care
 
ATLANTA—Aug. 24, 2015—Vantage Oncology, which includes more than 50 cancertreatment centers in 14 states providing personalized care in a community setting, today announced it has selected Wellcentive’sindustry-leading solution for comprehensive quality reporting and population health management to drive its Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) preventative health initiatives.
 
Vantage’s network of affiliated physicians and partnered medical groupsincludes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and hospitals. Rather than reporting simply on measures specific to oncology care to fulfill the minimum requirements of the PQRS program, Vantage has chosen to take a more proactive approach to quality reporting and improvement—one in keeping with its mission of creating an environment of wellness for every patient. The organization has adopted the Wellcentive solution to monitor, improve and report its physicians’ performance in the PQRS preventive care measures group.
 
“We determined as an organization that reporting on oncology measuresalone would do little to improve the care we deliver our patients,” said Leslie Botnick, M.D., co-founder and chief medical officer of Vantage Oncology. “We serve our patients best when we remain ahead of government requirements for quality. By focusing on preventive measures—which have real relevance to cancer outcomes—our clinicians consider the whole patient, not just a portion of their care and not just the disease.”
 
To enable its enterprise-wide preventive care initiative, Vantage hasdeployed Wellcentive’s PQRS Enterprisesolution. The solution not only automates reporting but also proactivelybenchmarks performance on quality measures throughout the year. Their efforts will be supported by a dedicated Wellcentive PQRS consultant, allowing the organization to navigate PQRS and drive proactive quality initiatives throughout the year.
 
Vantage’s preventive health success relies on a foundation of primaryoncology nursing at each facility. The program is designed to create a collaborative relationship between the patient, physicians and primary oncology nurses—enhancing Vantage’s team approach and culture of integrated decision-making.
 
“Vantage Oncology is a forward-looking organization that we’re honoredto work with,” said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive’s CEO. “Their clinical leadership embodies the spirit of healthcare reform: team-based care and a focus on doing what’s right for the patient.”
 
About Vantage Oncology
Founded in October 2002, Manhattan Beach, California-based VantageOncology, LLC is a leading national provider of radiation oncology services and integrated cancer care. The company’s founding principles were to address the growing need among cancer patients, hospitals and physicians for accessible and advanced cancer treatments. Vantage Oncology currently operates 50 treatment facilities in 14 states. For more information about Vantage Oncology, visit www.vantageoncology.com.
 
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