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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


(Monday, 7/13/2020) 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM [Eastern Time (GMT-4)]

Room: Track 6

This presentation will describe reimbursement changes implemented in 2020, including the new radiation oncology alternative payment model, and proposed changes for 2021. A review of changes that impact radiation oncology and radiology will be provided. On overview of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) 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 radiation oncology alternative payment model.
2. Basic understanding of the 2021 HOPPS and MPFS proposed rules.
3. Basic understanding of economics and policy resources that are available from the AAPM and how to interact with the professional economics committee.



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