COMMENTARY: QUALITY NUTRITION CARE IS INTEGRAL TO THE ONCOLOGY CARE MODEL
The Oncology Care Model (OCM) is a US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) specialty model implemented to provide higher quality, more highly coordinated oncology care at the same or lower costs. Nutrition is a component of best-practice cancer care, yet it may not be addressed by OCM providers even though up to 80% of patients with cancer develop malnutrition and poor nutrition has a profound impact on cancer treatment and survivorship. This paper outlines how and why quality nutrition care is integral to the OCM and can benefit patient health and provider outcomes.
Mary Beth Arensberg, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND
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