Oncology Initiative


The Oncology Initiative was developed to support the needs of coalitions and employers seeking successful strategies across the patient journey continuum. In 2019, the report, Achieving Value in Cancer Care, was launched and identifies gaps in treatment and related benefits administration based on the National Alliance’s annual eValue8™ survey of health plans. It provides a framework and recommendations for purchasers, health plans, and providers to collaborate on the delivery of high-value, patient-centered care.

Our Next Steps

Moving forward, we are creating a set of modules on the patient journey, hosting employer roundtables for coalitions, and developing Action Briefs that educate employers on strategies and best practices for dealing with cancer in the workplace.

Featured Resources

Front Cover of Achieving Value in Cancer Care

Achieving Value in Cancer Care

This report puts the emphasis on patient-centered care, laying out the cancer patient’s journey and offering opportunities for adding value by providing a roadmap for employers.

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Cancer Care Infographic

What Purchasers Need to Know About Cancer

Is your health plan keeping pace with the rapid advances in Cancer care?

Access Infographic

Cancer Care Surveillance

Cancer Care Surveillance

How frequently should cancer survivors be monitored for disease recurrence? Is more always better?.

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Featured Coalition in Action

Economic Alliance of MichiganThe EAM Oncology Symposium engages participants from health systems, payers, quality improvement collaboratives, and large group healthcare purchasers in a facilitated conversation regarding oncology care improvements in Michigan. The model being created promotes the use of evidence-based care and reducing variation in treatment by engaging physicians, payers and purchasers in identifying and adopting and evidence-based approaches in oncology. Learn more.

Our Collective Value Agenda:

Uniting and raising our voices together

  • Advocate for a patient-centered approach
  • Encourage employers to drive implementation of best practices
  • Ensure that newly diagnosed patients have timely access to quality, appropriate care and support
  • Enable informed patient decision making, including financial burden
  • Achieve the best possible health outcomes
  • Mitigate the high cost of inappropriate and/or poor quality/low-value treatment
“The Achieving Value in Cancer Care report puts the emphasis where it needs to be — striving for patient-centered care — laying out the cancer patient’s journey and offers opportunities for adding value for employers.”

Dr. William Rosenberg, Healthcare Advisor on the Report