Radiation Oncology Models of Care: Savings for Providers

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | by Randy Haught

Tags: Radiation Oncology, CMS Mandatory Payment Model, Medicare

On July 18, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a payment model that would make prospective episode-based payment for a list of specified professional and technical radiation therapy (RT) services furnished during a 90-day episode to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries diagnosed with one of 17 cancer types. This issue brief - the third in our series of "Radiation Oncology Episodes of Care"- shows that the newly proposed CMS payment model may present savings opportunities for radiation therapy providers.