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The Radiosurgery Society® Announces Initial Results from Ongoing, Multi-Center SRS/SBRT Patient Registry
Date:12/3/2013

of SRS/SBRT. The RSSearch database collects information including patient demographics, payer information, treatment practices and outcome information.

“RSSearch represents SRS/SBRT treatment practices in the real-world setting, providing a useful resource for expanding knowledge of SRS/SBRT treatment practices and outcomes,“ said co-author of the study Clinton Medbery III, M.D., Radiation Oncologist, Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City.

The RSSearch Registry is managed by the RSS and the RSSearch Clinical Advisory Committee, made up of professionals involved in the management and care of patients treated with SRS/SBRT.

“Reporting quality measures is becoming a necessary part of patient care. It is important to remind everyone that in 2015, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will require physicians to participate in a qualified clinical data registry or CMS' Physician Quality Reporting System to report quality measures for Medicare Part B participants and those who do not participate will be penalized. This current study lists Medicare as the primary payor for 54% of patients enrolled in RSSearch™, suggesting that the new CMS regulations could potentially impact a significant number of physician centers treating patients with SRS/SBRT,” stated Kristine Gagliardi, Executive Director of the Radiosurgery Society.

Participation in RSSearch is voluntary and all centers treating patients with SRS/SBRT clinically are encouraged to participate. For more information on RSSearch or to learn how to become a participating center, visit http://www.therss.org or contact Nalani Brown at nbrown(at)therss(dot)org

About The Radiosurgery Society®
The Radiosurgery Society (the RSS) – is an independent, multi-disciplinary non-profit organization of surgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists
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