Delayed Start Date for the Radiation Oncology Payment Model

In response to stakeholder feedback, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is changing the start date of the Radiation Oncology Model to July 1, 2021, instead of January 1.  Participation in this model is required for all providers of radiotherapy treatment.  It creates a single, bundled payment system that is the same across providers, regardless of whether care occurs in an outpatient department or in a physician’s office.