Radiation Oncology Practice (ROP) Definition
For purposes of the APEx Program, an ROP is defined as a medical practice offering radiation therapy services, utilizing the services of interdisciplinary professionals under the direction of a board-certified radiation oncologist. An ROP may be a multi-site practice (e.g., a “main campus” with satellites)
All of the following criteria will be used to determine if a multi-facility practice can apply for all sites to be covered by the same accreditation application:
Radiation oncology practices based in the United States may apply for APEx accreditation. Practices may be either a single facility or multi-facility practice. Practices that operate multiple facilities under a standardized set of operating procedures and a single corporate designation may apply for multi-facility accreditation.
For multi-facility practices, APEx will review corporate level operating procedures and will carry out facility-specific verification of compliance for each facility included in the accreditation application.
For purposes of the program, a radiation oncology practice (ROP) is defined as a medical practice offering radiation therapy services, utilizing the services of intradisciplinary professionals under the direction of a board certified radiation oncologist. An ROP may be a multi-facility practice (e.g., a ‘main facility’ with satellites). All of the following criteria will be used to determine if a multi-facility practice can apply for all facilities to be covered by the same accreditation application:
For questions regarding the eligibility of multi-facility practices, contact APEx Support.