Redefine payer-provider relationships to cut cancer costs

There is no denying it--cancer is expensive, writes FierceHealthPayer Editor Dina Overland. Although less than 1 percent of the commercially-insured population has cancer, they account for more than 10 percent of all healthcare costs. The average cost of one episode of chemotherapy is $138,000. "Oncology is a big cost driver for us," Dr. Kristen Andersen, Chief of Staff to the Chief Medical Officer at Aetna, said during a recent AHIP virtual seminar. -- Read the full article in FierceHealthPayer