AFROC is a national membership organization founded in 1987 to promote the interests of freestanding radiation oncology centers. It is comprised of a network of physicians, physicists, administrators, and allied health care professionals who are dedicated to the provision of high quality cancer care in settings that are not owned or operated by hospitals, promoting cost-effective treatment in the context of the highest standard of care.
AFROC is the premier forum addressing private-practice issues unique to freestanding centers, and focuses its efforts on regulatory, legislative, and socioeconomic issues that affect non-hospital cancer centers. In particular, since its inception, AFROC has been singularly successful in representing freestanding radiation oncology centers before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with respect to Medicare payment issues affecting freestanding cancer centers:
Now, our members are facing new challenges, arising from new alternative payment models, episode-based payment, and hospital acquisitions. We urge you to become a member of AFROC—to help us help you face the challenges coming down the pike as the result of our transitioning healthcare system.
Board of Directors
Michael J. Katin, MD, FACP, FACR, FACRO
David J. Rice, MD
Linda A Filipczak, RN, BSN, MBA
Matthew W. Allen, MD
Dwight L. Fitch, MD
Denise Gooch, MD
Vladimir Ioffe, MD
Karen Mancilla, BA, MBA
Laeton J. Pang, MD, FACR, FACRO
Randy D. Sorum, MD
Daniel A. Wattson, MD
Shawn H. Zimberg, MD