Dobson|DaVanzo

CMS References Dobson | DaVanzo’s Research in Proposing Payment for SRT in the FY 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule NPRM

Published Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dobson | DaVanzo conducted a RUC-like survey to determine the appropriate work and practice expense inputs for providing superficial radiation therapy (SRT). The analyses and model spreadsheets that re-engineered the Medicare payment with alternate input assumptions were shared with CMS and were used to inform CMS’ proposed payment rates included in the FY 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule NPRM. Consistent with Dobson | DaVanzo’s analysis, CMS proposed to adjust the equipment inputs and is seeking further stakeholder comment on increasing physician work and other practice expense inputs.