Earlier this September, CMS released their Final Rule detailing a new payment model for Radiation Oncology. Unlike past CMS programs, this new payment model is mandatory for the practices selected (by random zip code) to participate.
Along with the potential confusion of new reimbursements, the program comes with a laundry list of requirements to which practices and practitioners must adhere in order to achieve reimbursement.
While this model has created controversy in the field, it does represent an opportunity for practices to capture and leverage data to improve care for their patients. It also represents a huge burden for practices selected. Oncora's software, fortunately, is designed to help practices track and report this information.