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Proposed Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model to Test New Approach to Cancer Treatment Payments

In response to today’s announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to propose an advanced alternative payment model (APM) for radiation oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued the following...
10-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 15-18

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 61st Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 15-18, 2019. The meeting will feature updates on clinical trials, cancer research and new approaches that involve...
20-Jun-2019 7:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dr. Michael Kuettel, ASTRO Board member, appointed to CMS Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment

Michael Kuettel, MD, MBA, PhD, FASTRO, a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Board of Directors, has been appointed to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP).
6-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ASTRO applauds new prior authorization legislation to reduce cancer patient burden and delays

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauds introduction of the The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019
5-Jun-2019 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ASTRO and AUA update joint clinical guidance for radiation therapy after prostatectomy

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Urological Association (AUA) today announced updates to their joint clinical guideline on adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after prostatectomy in patients with and without...
1-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Radiation oncologists urge Congress to remove obstacles to cancer patients’ treatment options

Radiation oncologists have come to Capitol Hill today to urge Congress to support policies that safeguard cancer patients’ access to high-quality, value-based health care. The doctors will meet with Congressional leaders during the American...
30-Apr-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Prior Authorization Obstacles Unnecessarily Delay Patient Access to Cancer Treatments, Physician Survey Finds

Restrictive prior authorization practices cause unnecessary delays and interference in care decisions for cancer patients, according to a new survey of nearly 700 radiation oncologists — physicians who treat cancer patients using radiation—...
24-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lessons from Hurricane Maria: Radiation oncologists offer tips to better prepare clinics for catastrophic events

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, radiation oncologists from the mainland United States and Puerto Rico prepared a set of crisis-planning tips for radiation therapy clinics to minimize gaps in cancer treatment after a catastrophic event. Their...
22-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the world's largest radiation oncology society, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research, and advocacy. ASTRO publishes three medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, Practical Radiation Oncology, and Advances in Radiation Oncology; developed and maintains an extensive patient website, RT Answers; and created the Radiation Oncology Institute, a nonprofit foundation to support research and education efforts around the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation therapy in improving cancer treatment.


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