CMS CMMI Communications regarding the RO-APM

Bill Roentgen filed this request with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the United States of America.
Due Sept. 22, 2022
Est. Completion None
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Communications

From: Bill Roentgen

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Email communications from the CMS Innovation Center regarding the Radiation Oncology Model ("RO Model" or "RO-APM") from January 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2021. Specifically, communications regarding the model development to or from Dr. Mark Reardon (Quality Lead, RO Model), Marcie O’Reilly (Team Lead, RO Model), Genevieve Kehoe (Pricing Methodology Lead, RO Model), Dr. Aileen Chen (Clinical Consultant), the American Society for Radiation Oncology ("ASTRO"), and Mathematica Policy Research.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,
Bill Roentgen

From: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Dear Requester:

Please see the attached acknowledgement letter related to your FOIA request.

Thank you,

Doris

From: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Dear Requester:

Please see the attached clarification letter related to your FOIA request.

Thank you,

Doris Davis
Government Information Specialist
410-786-5915 doris.davis@cms.hhs.gov
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Baltimore, MD 21244-1850

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From: Bill Roentgen

Regarding CMS FOIA: Control Number 090820227055 and PIN T3QD

Mr Tripline -

Thank you for your response. To narrow the scope of my request:

Within email communications from the CMS Innovation Center regarding the Radiation Oncology Model ("RO Model" or "RO-APM") from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021

1) More specifically, emails discussing the exclusion of "proton therapy" or "protons" from the RO-APM

2) More specifically, emails discussing the exclusion of "PPS-exempt" or "Prospective Payment System-exempt" institutions

3) More specifically, in the 3 month period of October 2021 to December 2021, emails discussing the delay of the model

Please let me know if that adequately narrows my request, or if you need further clarification!

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