Reference Lists for ASTROnews Spring 2022

Page 8: The Transformative Effects of Digital Health

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Page 14: How Do We See What We Don’t See as Radiation Oncologists?

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Page 18: International Perspective – Variation in Reimbursement Structure Worldwide

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Page 20: The Evolution of Radiation Oncology Practice Models

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Page 22: Opinion – An Alternative Pathway for Alternative Payment Models

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Page 24: Opinion – Actionable Modifications to the CMS RO-APM

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Page 26: Opinion – Action at a Distance – Reimbursement Implications

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