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All Women Should Get Mammograms at Age 40
December 7, 2023

All Women Should Get Mammograms at Age 40

This blog post is adapted from the article “Mammograms for All Women at Age 40” published in Vol. 33 No. 4 of Radiation Oncology for Administrators.

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Succession Planning in Radiation Oncology Administration
October 12, 2023

Succession Planning in Radiation Oncology Administration

This blog post is adapted from the article “Succession Planning” published in Vol. 33 No. 3 of Radiation Oncology for Administrators.

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Pre-Conference Workshop for New Administrators
July 25, 2023

Pre-Conference Workshop for New Administrators

By Julie Abilheira

This year marks a significant milestone—SROA’s 40th Annual Meeting. That’s 40 years of serving radiation oncology administrators with an annual conference filled with speakers, workshops, events and networking opportunities with their specific needs in mind. Each year SROA is joined by new administrators looking to gain knowledge and make connections.

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Tackling Payor Issues
July 19, 2023

Tackling Payor Issues

By Aaron Brammer

This blog post is modified from an article that appeared in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators Vol 33 No 2.

In 2023, SROA and the American Society for Radiation Oncol­ogy (ASTRO) have teamed up to tackle payor challenges. Both societies are collecting examples of inappropriate denials and delays in care and identifying trends and themes. We will be meeting with the payors to present patient cases and scenarios of commonly experienced, inappropriate prior-authorization trends.

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RTs Can Work Remotely
June 8, 2023

RTs Can Work Remotely

By Lea Woods

This blog post is modified from an article that appeared in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators Vol 33 No 2.  

When the pandemic started, we temporarily closed one of our two facilities and transferred our three radiation therapists (RTs) to our facility in Rock Hill, SC. We divided our 10 RTs into two teams. One team worked remotely for two weeks while the other team was hands-on in the clinic.

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Mental Health Check-In
May 11, 2023

Mental Health Check-In

By Tammy McCausland

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which has been observed since 1949.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a tremendous impact on the mental health of children, teens and adults. No industry was left untouched. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, “Over the course of the pandemic, many adults reported symptoms consistent with anxiety and depression, with approximately four in ten adults reporting these symptoms by early 2021, before declining to approximately three in ten adults as the pandemic continued.”1

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How a Payer Rules Filter Can Reduce Denials
March 1, 2023

How a Payer Rules Filter Can Reduce Denials

By Tammy McCausland

This blog post is modified from an article that appeared in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators Vol 32 No 5.  

Denial are complex, time consuming, costly to rectify and increasing yearly.

Payers complicate the billing process by creating their own rules. And now they’re using artificial intelligence (AI) tools to deny more claims.1

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Cancer Treatment in a FLASH
February 1, 2023

Cancer Treatment in a FLASH

By Tammy McCausland

 

This blog post is modified from an article that appeared in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators Vol 32 No 4.  

In 1959, D. L. Dewey and J. W. Boag first reported FLASH radiotherapy (FLASH-RT), a novel radiotherapy technology defined as a single ultra-high dose-rate (≥ 40 Gy/s) radiotherapy.1 They called it the “flash effect.”1

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Sponsored Blog - MIM Software: Radiopharmaceutical Therapies: A Partnership between Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology Departments?
December 1, 2022
Posted by: Ben Van

Sponsored Blog - MIM Software: Radiopharmaceutical Therapies: A Partnership between Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology Departments?

MRT, RPT, PRRT . . . whatever you’re calling it, radiopharmaceutical therapy (RPT) has been a major topic of discussion at nuclear medicine conferences for the past six years. Efforts to bring radiopharmaceutical therapies into the clinic are snowballing and hold promise for benefiting patients. Recently, the topic has also started gaining traction in radiation oncology conferences.

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Your
November 3, 2022
Posted by: Tonya Terry

Your "Top 5": A Key to Organization

This blog post is modified from an article that appeared in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators Vol 32 No 3.

I have always been an organizer and a planner. As a radiation therapist I used a notebook agenda for professional daily goals and activities. Now I use my Outlook calendar for organizing work meetings and notes. Outlook offers a good high-level view of my day.

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