CMS Proposes Mandatory Bundled Pay Model For Radiation Oncology

By James Romoser / July 10, 2019 at 6:46 PM
CMS on Wednesday (July 10) proposed a long-awaited bundled pay model for radiation oncology that would replace Medicare’s fee-for-service payments in certain geographic areas. The proposed alternative pay model would make prospective, episode-based payments to providers and suppliers of radiotherapy services for 17 different types of cancer. It would be implemented in randomly selected geographic regions, and participation would be required for all providers in those regions. Some oncologists objected to the mandatory nature of the model. “We are...

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