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What Is an Oncology Medical Home?

An Oncology Medical Home (OMH) focuses on delivering, ensuring, and measuring quality cancer care and relies on a physician-led, team-based health care model that provides comprehensive and continuous care to cancer patients with a goal of obtaining maximized health outcomes. This patient-focused system delivers coordinated and efficient cancer care and is designed to meet the needs of patients, payers, and providers.

The primary goal of the OMH model is to provide better access to care and treat patients outside of the acute care hospital setting, resulting in improved oncology patient care and outcomes as well as decreased costs for OMH patients, providers, and practices.

Benefits of Being an OMH-Accredited Program

Applying for and maintaining Commission on Cancer OMH accreditation is a voluntary commitment by an oncology medial home to ensure that all its cancer patients will have the right treatment at the right time in the right place. The commitment to meeting the standards and reviewing performance data ensures patients will have access to the full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and support patients with cancer and their families.