ASTRO Coverage Recommendations for Proton Beam Therapy

The use of proton beam therapy is somewhat controversial, owing to its high cost. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has updated its recommendations for medical insurance coverage for this modality.

ASTRO’s policy paper provides guidance to all insurers, including Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial payers, about the clinical indications that are appropriate for proton bean therapy and that should be covered…

Read the full article at the link below:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/883208

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