ASTRO Advocacy Breakfast


To register for the Advocacy breakfast, please select the event during the registration process. If you have already registered to attend the meeting and would like to add the breakfast, you may modify your registration to include it.


Monday, October 2, 2023 | 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

$40 - Member/Nonmember
$25 - Student/Resident/Fellows/Members-in-training

The ASTRO Advocacy Breakfast will feature updates on key policy issues impacting radiation oncology, including an open dialogue on the Radiation Oncology Case Rate (ROCR) program proposal. Attendees will hear from ASTRO’s Health Policy and Government Relations Council physician leaders on current legislative and regulatory issues, including prior authorization, Medicare payments and research funding. In addition, panelists will engage in a discussion of ROCR, which ASTRO proposed in July as an innovative approach to reform payment for radiation oncology services for Medicare beneficiaries. The goal of ROCR is to address year-over-year payment cuts through the establishment of stable payment rates that protect access to high quality radiation therapy close to home. This interactive discussion will provide time for attendees to ask questions and make comments on the ROCR proposal.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand key policy issues impacting radiation oncology.
  • Understand how ROCR was developed and structured.
  • Learn how to model ROCR’s impact on clinics.


This event is in person only and will not be livestreamed or available onDemand.


American Society for Radiation Oncology
251 18th Street South, 8th Floor
Arlington, VA 22202
Telephone: 703-502-1550
www.astro.org

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