Arizona Oncology Joins National Initiative for Better Cancer Care

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August 25, 2023
Better Cancer Care

Arizona Oncology proudly announces its participation in the Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM), a novel program aimed at improving cancer care. Only 44 oncology practices across the country, including ours, have been selected to take part in this initiative. Backed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), the program aligns with the Biden Administration’s Cancer Moonshot effort to enhance the cancer treatment experience.

What EOM Means for Patients

The EOM primarily targets Medicare and Medicaid patients undergoing chemotherapy for seven cancer types: breast cancer, chronic leukemia, small intestine/colorectal cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and prostate cancer. Patients being treated for these conditions at Arizona Oncology can expect the following benefits:

  • Round-the-Clock Clinician Access: Easy access to appropriate clinicians and seamless communication with your oncologist and care team between appointments, all aided by real-time access to medical records.
  • Personalized Support: Enhanced services like patient navigation, tailored to provide guidance throughout the cancer treatment journey.
  • Tailored Care Plans: Detailed care plans aligned with patient preferences, encompassing prognosis, treatment options, symptom management, and overall health needs.
  • Social Assistance: Help with health-related social needs, including food and transportation through
  • Feedback Platform: Opportunities to share feedback on the cancer care experience and health outcomes.

Aim of EOM: Improved Patient Care

EOM’s core objective is to enhance care coordination and elevate patient outcomes. By focusing on individual patient needs, the program aims to provide better support during cancer care, promote clearer understanding of diagnoses, and facilitate collaborative treatment planning with oncologists.

Connect with Arizona Oncology

Our involvement in EOM stems from our commitment to supporting patients and refining their care experience. This initiative allows us to maintain comprehensive, coordinated care while intensifying our efforts to identify and address health disparities. Arizona Oncology remains dedicated to prioritizing patient care as we embrace EOM. Together, we’re embarking on a journey toward improved oncology care, focused on practicality, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to helping our patients thrive with and beyond cancer.