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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


4:30 PM Professional Economics Updates - J Fontenot, Presenting Author
4:55 PM Professional Economics Updates - W Fuss, Presenting Author
5:20 PM Audience Q&A - J Fontenot, Presenting Author

SU-F-TRACK 1-0 (Sunday, 7/25/2021) 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM [Eastern Time (GMT-4)]

This presentation will describe reimbursement changes implemented in 2021 and proposed changes for 2022, including the radiation oncology alternative payment model, . A review of changes that impact radiation oncology and radiology will be provided. 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 payment models impacting medical physics clinical services.
2. Basic understanding of the 2022 HOPPS and MPFS proposed rules, including the RO-APM.
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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