ASTRO applauds selection of Dr. Anand Shah for senior medical innovation role within CMS

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The Chair of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Board of Directors, Paul Harari, MD, FASTRO, issued the following statement today in support of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma’s announcement that Dr. Anand Shah (pictured left) was appointed to a senior position in the agency:

“ASTRO congratulates radiation oncologist Dr. Anand Shah on being named Senior Medical Advisor for Innovation at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In this role, he will expand his already extensive work in modernizing American health care, including efforts to improve patient access to high quality care through alternative payment models.

"Dr. Shah is a steadfast champion for medical innovation with an impressive record of public service, including his most recent tenure as Chief Medical Officer for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). ASTRO offers our enthusiastic support to Dr. Shah, and we are eager to collaborate with him and the CMS team on initiatives that are critical to cancer patients and physicians, including the proposed alternative payment model for radiation oncology.”

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ASTRO applauds selection of Dr. Anand Shah for senior medical innovation role within CMS .  Appl Rad Oncol. 

By News Release| January 10, 2019
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