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Transportation help for patients: Where the rubber meets the road
Radiation oncologists looking to provide their patients with local transportation services to access their clinics should closely examine a new road map for health care providers. For rural radiation oncology patients, travelling long distances on a daily basis for weeks can often by a significant road block in completing radiation treatments regimens. As part of the new ASTRO Rural Radiation Oncology Initiative, some members have asked whether providing transportation services to shuttle patients to  their daily treatments constitutes a beneficiary inducement under the Anti-Kickback Statue (AKS). 

How two radiation oncology facilities increased practice deficiency, patient safety and company culture

Yoichi Watanabe, PhD, has been involved in various aspects of radiation oncology accreditation in his many years at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. David Hong, MD, became interested in practice accreditation during his residency days at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Both sat down with ASTRO’s Senior Quality Improvement Manager, Randi Kudner, to discuss the importance of accreditation and the practical improvements it can provide.

QOPI Reporting Registry: A Solution for Easier Reporting for Small and Solo Practices 
It’s not a surprise to hear that specialists struggle with federal quality reporting. The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which I report to, combines many previous programs, like the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Meaningful Use (MU). Even in the previous programs, it was difficult for specialists like radiation oncologists to find and report on meaningful and relevant measures. 

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