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2020 Jul - Aug

Pract Radiat Oncol



Adherence of United States Insurance Payer Policies to American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) Model Policy.


Hassanzadeh C, Roach M, Rich K, Karraker P, Robinson C, Michalski J, Perkins S, Huang J, Tsien C, Abraham C
Pract Radiat Oncol. 2020 Jul - Aug; 10(4):e250-e254.
PMID: 32004704.


Medical necessity of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is non-uniform across insurance policies. American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) created a model policy based on the consensus of the radiation oncology community to communicate "medically necessary" indications for SRS. We compared current insurance policies for SRS with ASTRO model policy.