“Expanding Practice to Provide Integrated Cancer Care”
Journal of Oncology Practice, November 2010
Daniel Gottlieb discussed a federal commission that is preparing recommendations regarding referrals for radiation therapy within a multi-specialty group practice. He stated that an outright prohibition of such referrals would be unlikely, because “many of the country’s leading physician groups would be forced to reorganize into separate single-specialty practices or disband.” Other options could involve greater clinical integration, or adjusted Medicare reimbursement. Mr. Gottlieb said the complexity of the issue could mean that the commission’s recommendations could be delayed until 2011.