Radiation Oncology (RO) Model Proposed to be Delayed

Cancer treatment in a modern medical private clinic or hospital with a linear accelerator.

In a recent proposed rule, CMS proposed delaying the current start date of the Radiation Oncology (RO) Model from 1/1/23 to a date that will be established through future rulemaking. CMS still believes that the RO model is valuable, but recognizes that the RO model has been delayed twice and preparation for implementation requires significant funding.

CMS welcomes comments on this proposal, and will address them when the final rule regarding this proposal is published. Information on how to submit a comment is included in the proposed rule text.