CMS will delay start of the Radiation Oncology model

CMS plans in order to push back the start of the Radiation Oncology design to July one, the agency said Wednesday.

The experimental transaction model was scheduled to begin January. 1 . But CMS said it could delay it after several stakeholders told the agency it would be as well difficult to put into practice by the beginning associated with next year.

Rays oncology model should really test whether making 90-day included payments for rays therapy maintains or improves the standard of care that Medicare beneficiaries obtain and reduces Medicare spending when compared with traditional fee-for-service. According to CMS, the particular pilot will save the federal government $230 mil over five years.

CMS thinks patients can benefit from fewer treatments and much better outcomes under the new payment design.