Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
Special Listening Session
Radiation Oncology Model, Onboarding RO Participants
Thursday, October 1, 2020
2:00 pm-3:00 pm Eastern Time
Conference Call Only
CMMI will host a Special Listening Session to provide a high-level overview of the recently finalized Radiation Oncology (RO) Model and instruct RO participants on initial steps they need to complete in preparation for the Model start on January 1, 2021.
The purpose of the Radiation Oncology Model is to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries receiving radiotherapy (RT) services and move toward a simplified and predictable payment system. The RO Model is testing whether prospective, site neutral, modality agnostic, bundled payments will reduce program expenditures, while preserving or enhancing quality. In response to public comment, the final rule reflect revisions to the number of participants included the Model, the included cancer types and modalities, the pricing methodology - such as reducing withhold and discount amounts, and addition of an opt-out option and stop-loss policy.
A set of slides with this information will be posted on the RO Model website at: https://innovation.cms.gov/innovation-models/radiation-oncology-model
For the final rule, please visit: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/29/2020-20907/medicare-program-specialty-care-models-to-improve-quality-of-care-and-reduce-expenditures
Send feedback and questions to RadiationTherapy@cms.hhs.gov.
We look forward to your participation.
Special Listening Session Participation Instructions:
Dial-In Number: 888-455-1397
Participant Passcode ID #: 4133241
Note: TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired. For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.
A transcript and audio recording of this Special Listening Session will be posted to the Podcast and Transcripts website at https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.html for downloading.
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