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Institute for Cancer Care Innovation

A collaborative effort among physicians, nurses, patients, caregivers and administrators that focuses on innovative approaches to constantly improving the value of MD Anderson cancer care

Who We Are

The Institute for Cancer Care Innovation studies new and existing models of cancer care delivery and reimbursement. Its programs are based around the principles of value-based health care delivery that focuses on the outcomes and costs of care. The Institute, formerly known as the Institute for Cancer Care Excellence, was created in 2008 to demonstrate the value of MD Anderson’s research-driven multidisciplinary care. The Institute has been at the forefront nationally and internationally for its innovative approaches to measurement of the value of our cancer care delivery system. 

With programs designed to measure the outcomes and costs of the care we provide, the Institute provides essential strategies for maintaining MD Anderson’s preeminent position as the nation’s No. 2 provider of cancer care in the United States.  

Key Initiatives

  • Evaluating which value-based outcomes are most important to cancer patients and identifying which outcomes measures are significant for patients and providers
  • Using TDABC and new costing methodologies to better assess value at MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Creating bundled payments for major disease types in order to meet a changing health care reimbursement landscape
  • Fostering the better use of electronic medical records and electronic health records for both patients and providers
  • Integrating more useful and comprehensive electronic medical and health data into cancer care
  • Working toward incorporating technology into patient experiences to provide better communication between patients and their families and providers

Contact Us

For more information about the Institute, please contact:

Thomas Feeley, M.D.
Head, Institute for Cancer Care Innovation
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe, Unit 409
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-792-7115
Fax: 713-795-3941

Alexis B. Guzman, MBA
Project Consultant, Institute for Cancer Care Innovation
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe, Unit 415
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-792-5095

Value in Health Care

ICCI builds on work by Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter and his work to promote value-based health care in the US health care system. By leveraging the experience of both internal and external experts, ICCI is forging a new path toward more patient-centeredness.

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Recent News and Reports

June 2015 - ICCI Head Dr. Thomas Feeley Participates in New England Journal of Medicine Panel
Register at NEJM to view a video of the panel, "Negotiating on Value Instead of Fee for Service: When Should You Take the Leap?"

December 15, 2014 - MD Anderson, UnitedHealthcare Launch New Cancer Care Payment Model

View the jointly-issued press release and related articles below: