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Radiation oncology leaders talk Medicare payment reform

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Radiation oncology organizations have come together in an effort to reform Medicare payments for radiation therapy services. The alliance comes in the wake of cuts to Medicare payments for radiation therapy services, which the organizations say threatens patient access to cancer care.

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Senators release new details on how Congress could reform radiologist Medicare payment system

Radiology Business

Reforms could include creating more sustainable payment updates to ensure radiologists can continue owning and operating practices and rethinking how Medicare measures quality.

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Radiology provider joins growing number of institutions refusing to accept Medicare Advantage

Radiology Business

Medicare Advantage undermines my expertise as a physician and disregards my patients’ unique medical needs," said radiation oncologist Todd E. Hlavaty, MD.

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Senators press congressional leaders to address radiologist Medicare pay cut

Radiology Business

“After three consecutive years of Medicare payment reductions, healthcare providers are at a breaking point," 32 bipartisan members of the Senate wrote recently.

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US Senators continue their push for radiologist Medicare pay reform

Radiology Business

Lawmakers held a hearing on this topic April 11, titled “Bolstering Chronic Care through Medicare Physician Payment," featuring testimony multiple medical specialty societies.

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ASTRO Applauds New Bipartisan Legislation to Reform Prior Authorization for Medicare Advantage Patients

Imaging Technology

Since then, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( CMS ) introduced several new policies that improved prior authorization under Medicare Advantage; the new bill would address unresolved issues, such as establishing a real-time process for coverage decisions.

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Stabilizing Medicare Reimbursement: A Plan For Action

Diagnostic Imaging

Noting that the Medicare conversion factor in 2024 could be lower than the rate in 1993, this author discusses three key issues that need to be addressed by government leaders in order to ensure equitable Medicare reimbursement for radiologists and other physicians.