The 2016 CARROS Symposium entitled “MACRA, MIPS & Future Payment Models” was held on September 24, 2016. The session featured Drs. Najeeb Mohideen and William Hartsell delivering presentations on the latest updates in payment reform with a focus on the impact on radiation oncology.
Dr. Mohideen discussed the details of the changes initiated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which eliminated the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, and encourages pay-for-performance programs and alternative payment models.
Dr. Hartsell further delved into alternative payment models in radiation oncology, delving into the possible structures of future payment models, including the oncology care model and the efforts of ACR and ASTRO to fight for fair reimbursement in radiation oncology.