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Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an advanced mode of high-precision radiotherapy that uses computer-controlled linear accelerators to deliver precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor. IMRT is provided in two treatment phases: planning and delivery. Certain services should not be billed when they are performed as part of developing an IMRT plan. Prior OIG reviews identified hospitals that incorrectly billed for IMRT services. We will review Medicare outpatient payments for IMRT to determine whether the payments were made in accordance with Federal requirements.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Completed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Office of Audit Services A-02-16-01006;
W-00-16-35733; various reviews