In September 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule establishing a Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model (RO Model); in August 2022, the agency issued a final rule that indefinitely delays the implementation of the model until a date determined through future rulemaking. While ASTRO remains committed to value-based payments for radiation oncology, we have grave concerns about the success of the RO Model given that CMS has accepted very few recommendations that ASTRO provided throughout the rulemaking process.
Press materials related to ASTRO's ongoing response to RO Model updates are available below, and physicians are available for media interviews on request. For all updates on the RO Model, visit our section on What's Happening in Washington.
Direct questions and interview requests to ASTRO’s media relations team by email or at 703-286-1600.
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