Anne Hubbard is the Director of Health Policy for the American Society for Radiation Oncology. As Director of Health Policy, Ms. Hubbard leads efforts to inform Medicare and private payer policies that impact the practice of radiation oncology. This includes oversight of the CPT and RUC process, coding and coverage policies, as well as the development of an Alternative Payment Model for Radiation Oncology. 

Recorded at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, Anne talks about the upcoming Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model.

In this episode, you’ll hear about:

  • Is the ROAPM what people were hoping for? (0:27)
  • Impact on quality of care (1:27)
  • 40% sample trial (2:04)
  • Impact on workload (2:42)
  • Economics for practice settings (3:24)
  • Case rates for different modalities or cancer-specific (4:04)
  • Data collection (4:31)
  • New technologies or service line (5:22)
  • Reconciliation and payment withholding (6:47)
  • Episode Based Payments calculation (8:10)
  • Potential change between the proposed model and final rule (8:50)
  • CMS budget target and bundling (10:26)
  • Speed of reimbursement (11:10)
  • Key takeaways for Radiation Oncology Administrators (12:13) 
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