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Professional Economics Updates

J Fontenot1*, W Fuss2*, (1) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Baton Rouge, LA, (2) Health Policy Solutions, Fernandina Beach, FL


(Wednesday, 7/17/2019) 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Room: 302

2020 will be another year of significant changes to the American healthcare system. This presentation will describe changes in the CMS proposed rules for 2020. In particular, a review of changes that impact radiation oncology. A discussion of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS), the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), and the ambulatory surgery settings will be discussed. Lastly, an overview of the resources available to membership and tips for interacting with the professional economics committee will be provided.

Learning Objectives:
1. Basic understanding of the 2020 HOPPS proposed rule and its impact on medical physics.
2. Basic understanding of the 2020 MPFS proposed rule and its impact on medical physics.
3. Describe economics and policy resources that are available from the AAPM and how to interact with the professional economics committee.



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