Forget 2020.

If you were confused before by all the changes coming with the RO-APM, consider for a moment the havoc COVID-19 has wreaked on calculating baseline costs and future payment calculations. This timely review does just that with excellent explanations of the modifications CMS is making, including removing COVID-19 related episodes from performance periods and extending timelines for implementation. To take it step farther, these authors suggest CMS should probably just ignore 2020 completely. | Thaker, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2020

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