Radiation Oncology Coding
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.
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, 2015. The Coding Resource was updated in May 2015 to include a new simulation code FAQ on page 55 and an updated IGRT reporting chart on page 161. Purchase the 2015 Radiation Oncology Coding Resource.
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.
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.
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.