Radiation Oncology Economics

Get information, guidance and analysis on economic issues relevant to the practice of radiation oncology.

Services, Supervision Rules and Regulations

Procedures performed in hospital outpatient departments and physician offices must comply with physician supervision requirements established by CMS. These requirements often differ depending on the type of service and setting where the procedures are performed.
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Radiation Oncology Model

The Medicare Accessibility and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) introduced several changes to the physician reimbursement framework. It replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate formula with the Quality Payment Program to provide incentives that emphasize value and quality of care over volume.
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Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) Network

Representatives of the ACR Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Nuclear Medicine Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) Network advocate on behalf of radiology for fair reimbursement policies at the local Medicare level.
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CMS Guidance on Billing IMRT Treatment Planning Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued an MLN Matters article reminding how hospitals that bill for outpatient Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) planning services should bill Medicare correctly and avoid overpayments.
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