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Coding Guidance

Radiation oncology coding is often complicated with many nuances, yet applying coding guidance in a consistent manner is critical for all radiation oncologists. This section provides information on a variety of coding topics.
COVID-19 Coding Updates ASTRO has issued coding guidance to provide radiation oncology practices with information regarding proper coding for telehealth services during this public health emergency.
Coding Guidance Articles Coding Guidance Articles provide detailed information on specific modalities for navigating radiation oncology coding.
Coding Updates Updates to existing codes occur on a regular basis and require continuous monitoring. Information on updates to various codes including National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits, Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE) and all other coding changes can be found here.
Coding FAQs and Tips Many coding questions center around the similar inquiries and are provided below, in addition to coding tips on various topics. ASTRO regularly updates this section so check back often for new coding guidance.