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Welcome to APEx

APEx - Accreditation Program for Excellence® was created by ASTRO to support quality improvement in radiation therapy practices. Facilities that earn accreditation demonstrate the systems, personnel, policies and procedures needed to meet APEx standards for high-quality patient care. Learn why APEx is The Right Choice™.

Why APEx Accreditation?

  • APEx is designed to promote that appropriate systems, consistent processes and documented policies are in place at your facility.
  • APEx focuses on the entire radiation oncology team, with an emphasis on understanding each team member's role in the patient care process.
  • The APEx process begins with a comprehensive self-assessment, allowing your practice to review compliance with evidence-based indicators and adjust as needed before the facility visit. 
  • The four-year APEx accreditation cycle allows time for quality and process improvement and to evaluate APEx accreditation's impact on safety processes and patient care.

What are the benefits of being an accredited facility?

  • Meets 15 improvement activities in Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
  • Satisfies the American Board of Radiology’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 requirements with the APEx PQI template. 
  • Fulfills the radiation therapy component for the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). 
  • Provides patients and caregivers with additional evidence of your facility's standards of safety and care.

For questions about APEx, please email APEx Support or request an information session.