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Private Insurance

ASTRO is actively engaged in working with private insurance organizations in areas that impact coverage and payment of radiation therapy services. ASTRO has established positive relationships with several private managed care organizations including Aetna, WellPoint, UnitedHealthcare and others, and we are solicited for our input on draft medical coverage policies as well as coding issues. This is accomplished through providing education to private insurers on radiation therapy services to ensure that medical policies and coverage determinations appropriately represent the specialty. ASTRO actively monitors and responds to information published by private insurers as it relates to coverage for radiation therapy services.

  • Managed Care

    ASTRO advocates for appropriate coverage of radiation oncology services by engaging in discussions with private managed care organizations and other entities, such as the California Technology Assessment Forum.

  • Benefit Managers

    Private insurers are hoping to control the increasing costs of radiation treatment delivery and ensure appropriate usage of these services by contracting with ROBMs.

Content last updated 11/15/2013
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