Helping radiation oncologists stay apprised of current trends that affect their practice is critical. In this section you will find information to help you communicate with your patients and learn about our accreditation program, coding resources, reimbursement and health policy issues, IHE-RO and the career center. Information for understanding the Medicare requirements for physician supervision of radiation therapy services can also be found.
APEx - Accreditation Program for Excellence
APEx is ASTRO’s new practice accreditation program. Its mission is to recognize facilities by objectively assessing the radiation oncology care team, policies and procedures, and the facility.
APEx was created to ensure accountability in radiation therapy.
radiation oncology coding section provides information on a number of
activities ASTRO engages in to ensure proper coding of radiation oncology
Education and updates on policy and coverage issues regarding reimbursement for cancer treatments.
The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is an incentive program that provides bonuses and confidential feedback for satisfactorily reporting quality measures on FFS Medicare beneficiaries. Learn more about PQRS and the ASTRO PQRSwizard.
The Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program is a CMS program that provides incentive payments to eligible professionals (EPs) for demonstrating meaningful use of certified EHR technology (CEHRT).
ASTRO is developing the National Radiation Oncology Registry (NROR) to collect reliable information on treatment delivery and health outcomes to improve patient care. This national registry is the first of its kind for radiation oncology.