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Radiation Oncology Coding

2016 Coding Guide

The radiation oncology coding section provides information on a number of activities ASTRO engages in to ensure proper coding of radiation oncology services. We also offer a number of resources to assist in correct coding of radiation therapy services and to assist you and your office staff in submitting accurate claims for reimbursement of services provided. 

2016 Radiation Oncology Coding Resource

The Coding Resource is an essential coding reference for all radiation oncology practices. The brand new Coding Resource contains up-to-date coding and reimbursement changes, including guidance on all new CPT and HCPCS codes going into effect January 1, 2016. Purchase the 2016 Radiation Oncology Coding Resource.

  • Code Development

    ASTRO works with the American Medical Association’s CPT and RUC to develop new CPT codes and assign relative value units to new and existing radiation oncology CPT codes. 

  • 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.

  • The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10)

    Effective October 1, 2014, International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) will replace the current ICD-9 code set, and must be used by all providers for Medicare and private payer health care transactions.

Content last updated 2/5/2016
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