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January 2021 Coding and Coverage Seminar

Schedule of Events

The current January 2021 Schedule of Events. All times listed are in Eastern time. 

View the disclosures of all presenters (potential conflicts of interests have been reviewed and managed).

 
January 9, 2021
Time Event
10:00 a.m.– 10:05 a.m. 
(Live)
Welcome and Program Introduction
William Hartsell, MD, Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, Warrenville, Ill.
10:05 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
(Pre-recorded)
Overview of the ASTRO Coding Resource
Corbin Johnson, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Franklin, Tenn.
10:25 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
(Live Q&A)
E/M Changes Discussion
Catheryn Yashar, MD, Moores UCSD Cancer Center, San Diego
Amar Rewari, MD, Associates in Radiation Medicine, PC, Rockville, Md.
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(Live)
3-D and IMRT and Case Study #1
Najeeb Mohideen, MD, Northwest Community Hospital, Chicago
Gerald White, MS, Colorado Associates in Medical Physics, Colorado Springs, Colo.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Live)
Case Study #2: 3-D with Boost for Breast Cancer
Constantine Mantz, MD, 21st Century Oncology, Fort Meyers, Fla.
Gerald White, MS, Colorado Associates in Medical Physics, Colorado Springs, Colo.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Session Break 1: 60 minutes
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
(Live)
SRS/SBRT Overview and Case Study #3 & #4
Amar Rewari, MD, Associates in Radiation Medicine, PC, Rockville, Md.
Gerald White, MS, Colorado Associates in Medical Physics, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
(Live)
Brachytherapy Overview and Proton Beam Therapy and Case Study #5
Catheryn Yashar, MD, Moores UCSD Cancer Center, San Diego
William Hartsell, MD, Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, Warrenville, Ill.
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session Break 2: 15 minutes
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
(Pre-recorded)

3:15 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
(Live Q&A)
Coverage Issues
Jessica Adams, CCA, ASTRO Health Policy Analyst

Large Panel Discussion
Coding Pitfalls (multiple fractions), Packaging and Bundling Issues (e.g., IMRT) and NCCI Edits
All Coding and Coverage Faculty
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Pre-recorded)
Quality Payment Program + RO Model
Randi Kudner, ASTRO Quality Improvement Senior Manager
Anne Hubbard, ASTRO Director of Health Policy
5:00 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.
(Live)
Meeting Wrap Up--closing message