Impacting Policy and Payment
Anand Shah, MD, MPH, conducted the study titled "Economic Evaluation of SBRT versus Surgery for Stage I NSCLC."
In this ROI-funded grant, Dr. Shah:
- Developed novel episode-based Medicare payment definitions for SBRT in early stage lung cancer.
- Modeled an advanced APM and evaluated value in academic and non-academic care settings.
- Gained methodological expertise that can be used in future efforts to formulate value-based, integrated oncology advanced APMs.
Dr. Shah is now Chief Medical Officer of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at CMS.