Haley Moss, MD, MBA, (Gynecologic Oncology) has been selected as one of two new Duke BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health) scholars. Her selection was based on research determined to be in an area of high NIH and public interest and need. The program requires scholars to work on their BIRCWH project and related career development activities for 75% of their professional time.
"As the costs of cancer care increase due to an aging population and the adoption of new and more expensive treatments, payment reforms such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been introduced to shift reimbursement toward value-based care. The major objectives of this study are: 1) to examine why ACOs are struggling to control costs and improve the quality of care for beneficiaries with a cancer diagnosis, focusing on patients with a gynecologic malignancy, and 2) to investigate sex-based differences in care provided to ACO beneficiaries diagnosed with cancer," noted Dr. Moss.