IMPORTANT WEBINAR ON RADIATION ONCOLOGY SPECIALTY CARE MODELS SEPT 23 AT 6 PM EST/3 PM PST

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Today the Radiation Oncology Specialty Care Models (Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model, RO Model) was released to begin on January 1, 2021. Your ACRO Leaders will present a high level overview of the details. We have invited some special speakers, and hope you can join us to learn more on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 at … Continue reading “IMPORTANT WEBINAR ON RADIATION ONCOLOGY SPECIALTY CARE MODELS SEPT 23 AT 6 PM EST/3 PM PST”

ACRO Alert: CMMI Release of the Radiation Therapy APM

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Recent Developments Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final rule for the radiation therapy APM. The Rule is available here: https://innovation.cms.gov/media/document/specialty-care-models-rule This final rule would establish a bundled payment system for 30% of all Medicare radiation oncology episodes effective January 1, 2021. According to the final rule, the RO-APM Model will … Continue reading “ACRO Alert: CMMI Release of the Radiation Therapy APM”

Webinar: Financial Toxicity and Cancer Treatment in America, August 27, from 12 – 1 PM EST

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The ACRO New Practitioner Committee is hosting a webinar on financial toxicity and cancer treatment in America. Registration is required. About this Webinar: This webinar will focus on a frequently overlooked, but often devastating, toxicity of cancer treatment: financial toxicity. It will highlight how the high cost of therapy can negatively affect the access to quality … Continue reading “Webinar: Financial Toxicity and Cancer Treatment in America, August 27, from 12 – 1 PM EST”

Now Accepting Nominations for ACRO Leadership: Deadline September 15

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ACRO is now accepting nominations for positions on its Board of Chancellors. The College is managed by a volunteer Board of Chancellors elected by the membership and guided by the By-laws. The Board consists of 11 elected Chancellors made up of the Chair, the President (Chair Elect), the Vice-President (President Elect), the Secretary-Treasurer, the three … Continue reading “Now Accepting Nominations for ACRO Leadership: Deadline September 15”

Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19 (twice a month on Friday at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern)

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Lessons from the Front Lines calls are a joint effort between CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Physicians and other clinicians are invited to share their experience, ideas, strategies, and insights with one another related to their COVID-19 response. There is an opportunity to ask … Continue reading “Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19 (twice a month on Friday at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern)”

CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern)

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Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower local hospitals and healthcare systems to: • Increase Hospital Capacity – CMS Hospitals Without Walls; • Rapidly Expand the Healthcare Workforce; • Put Patients Over Paperwork; and • Further Promote Telehealth … Continue reading “CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern)”

Now Accepting Nominations for ACRO Leadership: Deadline September 15

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ACRO is now accepting nominations for positions on its Board of Chancellors. The College is managed by a volunteer Board of Chancellors elected by the membership and guided by the By-laws. The Board consists of 11 elected Chancellors made up of the Chair, the President (Chair Elect), the Vice-President (President Elect), the Secretary-Treasurer, the three … Continue reading “Now Accepting Nominations for ACRO Leadership: Deadline September 15”

OCR Issues Guidance on Civil Rights Protections Prohibiting Race, Color, and National Origin Discrimination During COVID-19

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News Release U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 202-690-6343 media@hhs.gov www.hhs.gov/news Twitter @SpoxHHS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 20, 2020 OCR Issues Guidance on Civil Rights Protections Prohibiting Race, Color, and National Origin Discrimination During COVID-19 Yesterday, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is … Continue reading “OCR Issues Guidance on Civil Rights Protections Prohibiting Race, Color, and National Origin Discrimination During COVID-19”

Personal Finance: An Overview for Early Career Radiation Oncologists and Trainees – July 30 at 12 PM EST

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The ACRO New Practitioner Committee is hosting a webinar on personal finance for early career radiation oncologists and trainees. Registration is required. About this Webinar: Have student loans? Unsure what retirement accounts are suitable for trainees? Want to learn more about disability and life insurance? This high-yield, 50-minute webinar will cover the basics of some … Continue reading “Personal Finance: An Overview for Early Career Radiation Oncologists and Trainees – July 30 at 12 PM EST”

Register Now-ACRO Webinar Tomorrow! Navigating the Radiation Oncology 2021 Match: Q&A for Medical Students Thursday, July 16 at 6 PM CST

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The ACRO Resident Committee is hosting a webinar for medical students entering or considering the 2021 Radiation Oncology Match. Dr. Emma Fields, Associate Professor and Associate Residency Program Director at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Comron Hassanzadeh, Resident physician at Washington University in St. Louis and ACRO Resident Committee President, and Dr. Kenneth Olivier, Professor and … Continue reading “Register Now-ACRO Webinar Tomorrow! Navigating the Radiation Oncology 2021 Match: Q&A for Medical Students Thursday, July 16 at 6 PM CST”


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