Congratulations Dr. Barbara McAneny

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All of us at NCQA congratulate Barbara L. McAneny, MD for her election as President of the American Medical Association (AMA).

Our President, Peggy O’Kane, sums it up best: “I couldn’t be more proud of Dr. McAneny’s election to lead the AMA. Barbara shares the understanding that patient-centered care in oncology practices improves care and keeps costs down. Barbara advocates tirelessly to ensure the oncology medical home model becomes the norm and not the exception in cancer care.”

Congratulations Dr. Barbara McAneny

You may have seen Dr. McAneny at our Quality Talks event last October. She shared a personal account of her work and success in developing the oncology medical home model, something she’s very passionate about.  You see that enthusiasm as you watch her video presentation.

We think Dr. McAneny will be a great leader at the AMA. She’s an innovator in health care.  In 2012, she received a $19.8 million award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to test how oncology private practices could provide cancer patients better care at a lower cost. This award, called COME HOME (for Community Oncology Medical Home), later helped form Medicare’s Oncology Care Model.

In 2017, NCQA released its Oncology Medical Home Recognition Program, which helps facilitate team-based care by recognizing oncologists who use the medical home neighborhood model to improve collaboration and health care delivery. Dr. McAneny was an adviser in the development of that program.

Congratulations Dr. McAneny! We know the AMA is in good hands!

Cindy Peña
Cindy is Senior Communications Manager at NCQA. Her focus is building consumer awareness through media and public relations. A communications and public engagement strategist with a background steeped in TV news reporting, Cindy is also part of NCQA’s Creative Services unit developing messaging through visual storytelling.

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