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C2640 Brachytherapy source Prostate seeds

Karen Posted Mon 05th of December, 2011 14:27:15 PM

Can you verify if we should be charging the units of the source per prostate seed implanted or per brachytherapy sources in the strand? Where can I get some more information on this... Many Thanks

SuperCoder Answered Mon 05th of December, 2011 20:13:39 PM

As per my info, C2640 (Brachytherapy Source should) not bill as one unit per strand.

Additional Info:-
http://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/Healthcare.Common.Procedure.Coding.System/C2640

Karen Posted Wed 07th of December, 2011 21:19:48 PM

Sanjit if the documentation states: "A total of 29 needles were used to insert 74 palladium-103 seeds within the gland, with activity of 1.89 millicuries per seed. This was planned to deliver a toal of 125 gray to the prostatic volume." How does this translate in sources? How would you code this ?

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