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Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model (RO Model) - Press Kit

On September 18, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule for an advanced alternative payment model (RO-Model) for radiation oncology. ASTRO's initial response to the final rule and related materials are available below, and our physician leaders are available for interviews on request.


Press Materials

Statements and Comment Letters

External: Resources from CMS

  • Overview: Radiation Oncology Model, 9/18/20
  • Fact Sheet: Radiation Oncology (RO) Model, 9/18/20
  • Final Rule: Medicare Program; Specialty Care Models to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Expenditures, 9/18/20

ASTRO Experts Discuss the RO Model

  • Podcast: Update from ASTRO on the Mandatory Radiation APM, Anne Hubbard with the Journal of Clinical Pathways, 3/31/20
  • Video: Understanding the Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model, Anne Hubbard with Imaging Technology News, 9/20/19
  • Editorial: Radiation Oncology APM: Why us? Why now?, by Dr. Brian Kavanagh, 7/11/19
  • Op-Ed: Why Radiation Oncology Needs an APM, by Anne Hubbard for OncLive, 11/3/17
  • Statement: Response to HHS Secretary Azar’s comments on a radiation oncology alternative payment model, 11/8/18
  • Infographic: Radiation oncologists are ready to participate in an advanced alternative payment model
  • Blog post: RO-APM: What we know, what we don’t and what it all means, 2/14/19
  • Blog post: MIPS scores have radiation oncology asking, that's it?, 8/8/18

Press Contacts and Social Media

Direct questions and interview requests to ASTRO’s media relations team by email or at 703-286-1600.

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