July 21, 2021

ACR Releases Preliminary Summary of Radiology Provisions in 2022 HOPPS Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the calendar year 2022 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) proposed rule July 19. The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) conducted an initial review of provisions within the proposed rule that may impact radiology or radiation oncology.

CMS proposes significant changes to the Radiation Oncology (RO) Model. Under the RO Model, Medicare would pay participating providers and suppliers a site-neutral, episode-based payment for specified professional and technical radiation therapy services furnished during a 90-day episode to Medicare fee-for service beneficiaries diagnosed with certain cancer types.

More information and the review are available on the ACR website.