MROQC Participation Payment & FTE Model

2021 MROQC FTE Funding Model (Subject to change annually)

Participating MROQC sites receive an annual Participation Payment for full-time equivalent (FTE) funding* based on their case volume through the generous support of BCBSM-BCN. This payment is intended to cover a portion of data abstraction costs for entering not only BCBSM cases but also those cases who are insured by other payers-including those who are government insured or even uninsured as well (projected to be approximately 80% of total cases).

The 2021 MROQC FTE model is based off of a site case volume of 200 patients

* FTE amount is based on a percentage of a fully-loaded RN salary of $97,210.

FTE=#of cases/200
FTE x 97,210 x 0.8 = FTE payment

125/200 =.63
.63 x 97,210 x 0.8 = $48,605

Participation Payments are sent out to our member sites as follows:

  • Free-standing sites receive payment in January
  • Hospital sites receive payment in June

A single FTE should be expected to effectively manage 200 eligible cases, and the site should staff the MROQC project accordingly with a Clinical Data Abstractor (CDA) to coordinate capture of clinical data and patient reported outcomes, and a physicist or dosimetrist to report technical details of treatment planning and delivery.