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Feb. 2016 CPT® Assistant Is a Must-Read for Radiation Oncology Coders
2016-04-12

Feb. 2016 CPT® Assistant Is a Must-Read for Radiation Oncology Coders

The February 2016 issue of CPT® Assistant provides valuable guidance on proper reporting of radiation oncology services using the G codes Medicare requires. You’ll get a helpful comparison of coding these services in the freestanding setting vs. the hospital setting, as well. The radiation oncology article also provides tips on using modifiers, understanding what qualifies as simple or complex, and more!

Plus, reviewing the latest issue also keeps you current on Medicare physician payment changes, sinus implants, and corneal collagen cross-linking. Make the most of SuperCoder.com’s Code Connect code and keyword search to keep your skills sharp:

  • Cornea, Collagen Cross-Linking: 0402T, 15756-15758, 15842, 19364, 19368, 20955-20957, 20962, 20969, 20970, 20972, 20973, 22551, 22552, 22856-22858, 22861, 26551, 26553, 26554, 26556, 31526, 31531, 31536, 31541, 31545, 31546, 31561, 31571, 43116, 43180, 43496, 46601, 46607, 49906, 61548, 63075-63078, 64727, 64820-64823, 65091-68850, 69990, 76514, 0184T, 0380T
  • Medicare Physician Payment, 2016 Changes: 99497, 99498
  • Radiation Oncology Treatment Delivery: 76950, 77014, 77261-77263, 77306, 77307, 77316-77318, 77332-77334, 77336, 77370, 77385-77387, 77401-77404, 77407-77409, 77411-77414, 77416, 77418, 77421, 77427, 77431, 77432, 77435, 77469, 77470, 77499, 0073T, 0197T, G6001-G6017
  • Sinus Implant, Drug-Eluting: 31200, 31201, 31205, 31231, 31237, 31240, 31254, 31255, 31288, 312900406T, 0407T.

When you need targeted answers for tough cases, look to to the FAQ section. Expert solutions are available by searching for these codes and keywords on Code Connect:

  • Ankle Fracture, Bimalleolar: 27829, 27814
  • Cerumen Removal: 69209, 69210
  • Colonoscopy, Poor Bowel Preparation: 45330-45335, 45337, 45338, 45340-45342, 45346, 45347
  • Intraoperative Neural Monitoring: 95937
  • Mammography, Breast Implants: 77057, G0202
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Debridement: 11042, 97605, 97606
  • Pain Management, Neuro-Stim System: 64555, 64999
  • Prolonged Services, Clinical Staff: 99415, 99416
  • Tendon Repair, Peroneal, FAQ Erratum: 28200.