CTCA, UnitedHealthcare establish new relationship

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has established a new relationship with UnitedHealthcare that will create new cancer care options for people enrolled in most UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored plans in the state of Georgia.

Effective May 15, the multi-year agreement brings the national network of CTCA® hospitals and outpatient care centers in Atlanta (Newnan), Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa into the UnitedHealthcare network.

“Now more than ever, value-based, patient-centered oncology is paramount, and this new agreement reflects the commitment of CTCA to provide greater access to our exceptional physicians, care teams and high-quality services,” said Pat Basu, M.D., MBA, president and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America. “On behalf of those patients and families seeking additional care options, we look forward to working with UnitedHealthcare and serving their members.”

The agreement is another development that expands cancer care options for Georgia residents, following legislation passed last year that paved the way for more Georgians to access care at CTCA Atlanta.

CTCA and UnitedHealthcare will work together to establish a program to monitor key quality of care metrics, including appropriate follow-up with members following chemotherapy to minimize avoidable hospitalizations and ensuring members approaching the end of their cancer battles are appropriately transitioned to hospice care, if necessary. CTCA will also participate in the UnitedHealthcare Cancer Therapy Pathways Program, which promotes the use of evidence-based and cost-effective treatment regimens. More information about the program is available on UHCProvider.com.

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