On September 18, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule establishing a Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model (RO Model). The current planned start date for the model is January 1, 2022. ASTRO has grave concerns about the success of the RO Model given that CMS accepted very few recommendations that ASTRO provided in response to the July 2019 proposed rule. These concerns are heightened by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the finances of radiation oncology practices nationwide.
Materials related to ASTRO's ongoing response to RO Model updates are available below, and physician leaders are available for interviews on request.
Information on the RO Model for radiation oncology practices and providers is available here.
Direct questions and interview requests to ASTRO’s media relations team by email or at 703-286-1600.
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