Reference Lists for 2023 Spring ASTROnews

Page 12: Improving the Patient Experience with Shared Decision Making
By Abigail T. Berman, MD, MSCE

  1. Scholl I, Hahlweg P, Lindig A, et al. Evaluation of a program for routine implementation of shared decision-making in cancer care: results of a stepped wedge cluster randomized trial. Implement Sci. 2021;16(1):106. Published 2021 Dec 29. 
  2. Kehl KL, Landrum M, Arora NK, et al. Association of actual and preferred decision roles with patient-reported quality of care: shared decision making in cancer care. JAMA Oncol. 2015;1(1):50–8.
  3. Violette PD, Agoritsas T, Alexander P, et al. Decision aids for localized prostate cancer treatment choice: systematic review and meta-analysis. CA Cancer J Clin. 2015;65:239- 251.
  4. Wallis CJD, Zhao Z, Huang L, et al. Association of Treatment Modality, Functional Outcomes, and Baseline Characteristics With Treatment-Related Regret Among Men With Localized Prostate Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2022;8(1):50–59.
  5. Tan ASL, Mazor KM, McDonald D, et al.  Designing Shared Decision-Making Interventions for Dissemination and Sustainment: Can Implementation Science Help Translate Shared Decision Making Into Routine Practice? MDM Policy Pract. 2018;3(2):2381468318808503. Published 2018 Dec 7. 
  6. Garfield KM, Franklin EF, Battaglia TA, et al. Evaluating the sustainability of patient navigation programs in oncology by length of existence, funding, and payment model participation. Cancer. 2022;128 Suppl 13:2578-2589.
  7. Tilburt JC, Zahrieh D, Pacyna JE, et al. Decision aids for localized prostate cancer in diverse minority men: Primary outcome results from a multicenter cancer care delivery trial (Alliance A191402CD). Cancer. 2022;128(6):1242-1251.

Page 21: Prior Authorization Makes Patients Feel "Incredulous and Hopeless"
By Alexandra Baez and Fumiko Chino, MD

  1. Medicare Advantage in 2022: Premiums, Out-of-Pockets Limits, Cost Sharing, Supplemental Benefits, Prior Authorization, and Star Ratings. KFF. Published December 8, 2022. Accessed February 7, 2023. https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-advantage-in-2022-premiums-out-of-pocket-limits-cost-sharing-supplemental-benefits-prior-authorization-and-star-ratings/.
  2. 2021 AMA Prior Authorization Physician Survey. Accessed February 7, 2023. https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/prior-authorization-survey.pdf.
  3. Prior Authorization and Cancer Patient Care. Accessed February 7, 2023. https://www.astro.org/ASTRO/media/ASTRO/News%20and%20Publications/PDFs/ASTROPriorAuthorizationPhysician-SurveyBrief.pdf.
  4. ASCO Prior Authorization Survey. Accessed February 7, 2023. https://old-prod.asco.org/sites/new-www.asco.org/files/ASCO-Prior-Auth-Survey-Summary-November-2022.pdf.
  5. American Medical Association. Cancer killed Kathleen Valentini, but prior auth shares the blame. Published June 16, 2022. Accessed February 7, 2023. https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/prior-authorization/cancer-killed-kathleen-valentini-prior-auth-shares-blame.
  6. Kim H, Srivastava A, Gabani P, et al. Oncology Trainee Perceptions of the Prior Authorization Process: A National Survey. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2021;7(2):100861.
  7. Kyle MA, Frakt AB. Patient administrative burden in the US health care system. Health Serv Res. 2021;56(5):755-765. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.13861.
  8. Namasivayam S. The Future of Prior Authorization Under the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act. AJMC. Published September 20, 2022. Accessed February 7, 2023. https://www.ajmc.com/view/contributor-the-future-of-prior-authorization-under-the-improving-seniors-timely-access-to-care-act.
  9. Federal Register. CMS Proposed Rule. Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Process for Medicare Advantage Organizations, Medicaid Managed Care Plans, State Medicaid Agencies, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Agencies and CHIP Managed Care Entities, Issuers of Qualified Health Plans on the Federally-Facilitated Exchanges, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Eligible Clinicians, and Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals in the Medicare Promoting Operability Program. Proposed Rule. Published December 13, 2022. Accessed February 14, 2023. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/12/13/2022-26479/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-advancing-interoperability.
  10. Federal Register. CMS Proposed Rule. Medicare Program; Contract Year 2024 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, Medicare Cost Plant Program, Medicare Parts A, B, C and D Overpayment Provisions of the Affordable Care Act and Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly; Health Information Technology Standards and Implementation Specifications. Published Dec. 27, 2022. Accessed February 14, 2023. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/12/27/2022-26956/medicare-program-contract-year-2024-policy-and-technical-changes-to-the-medicare-advantage-program.

Page 27: Giants of Radiation Oncology: M. Vera Peters, MD
By Paul E. Wallner, DO, FASTRO; Fei-Fei Liu, MD, FASTRO; Richard W. Tsang, MD, FASTRO; and Timothy J. Whelan, BM, BCh, FASTRO

  1. Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. M. Vera Peters, MD. Accessed January 2, 2023. https://cdnmedhall.ca/laureates/verapeters.
  2. Belanger S. Vera Peters, Quiet Revolutionary. University of Toronto Medical Magazine. Winter 2015. Accessed January 2, 2023. https://uoftmedmagazine.utoronto.ca/2015/winter/#vera-peters-quiet-revolutionary.
  3. Peters V. A study of survival in Hodgkin’s Disease treated radiologically. Am J Roentgen. 1950;63(3): 299-311.
  4. Cowan DH. Vera Peters and the conservative management of early-stage breast cancer. Curr Oncol. 2010; 17(2): 50-54.
  5. Reinhardt-Reiss J and Donaldson SS. Homage to M. Vera Peters, MD. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015; 92(1): 5-7.
  6. Steensma DP and Kyle RA. M. Vera Peters: Pioneering Radiation Oncologist. Mayo Clin Proc. 2021; 96(11): 2927-2928.
  7. Canada Post Commemorative Stamp Announcement September 10, 2020. Accessed January 6, 2023. https://www.canadapost-postescanada.ca/blogs/personal/perspectives/stamps-honour-six-canadian-medical-groundbreakers/.
  8. Vera Peters. The Canadian Encyclopedia. Accessed January 6, 2023. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/vera-peters.
  9. Hayter C. Vera Peters and the Fight Against Breast Cancer. Ontario Heritage Trust. Accessed January 6, 2023. https://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/user_assets/documents/HM-Feb-2016-ENG.pdf.