Contact Your Member of Congress to Improve the Radiation Oncology Model
CMS recently released the long-awaited Radiation Oncology (RO) Model. The Network had raised concerns about the proposed RO Model, noting that the National Base Rates significantly undervalued RO services, the discount factor and withholds were too high, the cost of implementation was underestimated, and the timeline was too aggressive. Unfortunately, CMS incorporated very little feedback from the stakeholder community in the finalized Model. While CMS has since delayed the start date to July 1, 2021, our concerns with the Model's design remain.