Not All Patients Have Easy Access to Radiation Therapy, and More From Day 2 of ASTRO


Not All Patients Have Easy Access to Radiation Therapy
Not All Patients Have Easy Access to Radiation Therapy, and More From Day 2 of ASTRO. Five percent of patients have trouble getting to radiation therapy appointments, refinements to the number of …


PDF ASTRO Guidance on Supervision of Radiation Therapy
of radiation therapy services, given the patient management requirements associated with a … access to care issues. ASTRO Guidance on Supervision of Radiation Therapy Services … Coverage requirements include a qualified RO to be on-call 24 hours a day and seven days a week to address patient needs and/or emergency treatments.


Home – American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
A new guideline from ASTRO provides guidance for physicians who use radiation therapy to treat patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. Read More. … Access the ASTRO catalog of resources, including patient materials, publications and virtual meetings. … The Daily News provides highlights and coverage from each day, including recaps of …


Access to Radiation Therapy Expands, Especially in Densely …
There has been a 17% growth in radiation therapy (RT) facilities over the last 15 years, with expansion specifically improving for those who already live near RT facilities, according to a study presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting. 1 Based on a 50-mile threshold, researchers found that 4.5% of the US population still has limited geographic access to


CMS will delay start of the Radiation Oncology model
More U.S. patients to have easy, free access to doctor’s notes … The radiation oncology model is supposed to test whether making 90-day bundled payments for radiation therapy maintains or …


FAQ – American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
However, a new patient visit (99201-99205) may be billed on the same day as an IMRT plan (77301) with an associated modifier 25 (significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management service by the same physician on the same day of the procedure or other service) if it is appropriately justified.


FAQs – American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
The questions that we have attempted to answer in this inaugural edition of ASTRO COVID-19 FAQs have been taken from a variety of resources, including social media (Twitter), websites (ROhub, theMednet) and direct questions from radiation oncologists.The answers to these questions and recommendations put forth were derived from institutional guidelines from selected academic centers, relevant …


Radiation for Controlling Pain from Bone Metastases …
In recent decades, a number of randomized clinical trials have tested different ways to use radiation therapy for bone metastases. These studies employed the tools available at the time, including 2-dimensional radiation therapy, and a relatively low dose of radiation, such as 8 gray (Gy).


NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium
Recommendations in the NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium™ are appropriate for most, but not all patients. Clinicians are expected to use their clinical judgment in decision-making. Order of the RT recommendation listed in the NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium™ does not represent treatment preference.


How Radiation Therapy Is Used to Treat Cancer
Who gets radiation therapy? More than half of people with cancer get radiation therapy. Sometimes, radiation therapy is the only cancer treatment needed and sometimes it’s used with other types of treatment. The decision to use radiation therapy depends on the type and stage of cancer, and other health problems a patient might have.