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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

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7 Brachytherapy Insertion Codes that Lack Tx Delivery Counterpart

For correct billing, be sure to include a separate treatment delivery code along with the insertion code. In the 2017 OPPS proposed rule, CMS added 25 new C-APCs. Several of these were brachytherapy insertion/device codes. Commenters noted that claims for some of these codes did not include a corresponding treatment delivery code. As a result, they felt that treatment/delivery charges [...]