radiation oncology help

VRcoder29

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Hello

I am in desperation... I have recently been given the task to do the coding for the professional side of radiation oncology. I have NO CLUE what I am doing. I have been trying to research things about it, but cannot understand what the sites are trying to tell me. The hospital I work for basically said ..." here you go, and good luck with that.No seminars no special books"
Can someone maybe help answer some of my questions.

How many times can a radiation oncologist bill for treatment planning during the patients radiation course?
codes
77261
77262
77263

How many times can the radiation oncologist bill for the following during the patients treatment??

Set radiation therapy field
77280
77285
77290
77295

Radiation Therapy PLanning and dose plan
77299
77300
77301

Telrx isodose plan simple/complex
77305
77310

Radiation treatment aid

77332
77333
77334


77427*5 treatments

Is the correct Diagnosis to use for these always start with the V58.0 and then the cancer code?

If there is a website that might be able to help me understand this better I would greatly appreciate it. I am very desperate for some help

Thank you anyone in advance

Val
 

bporro

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I know this is an old post. But I am now in the same situation as Val. Billing and Coding for Radiation therapy for skin cancer. Very new to me. Can anyone help with information or resources to understand the correct process in billing the following codes;
77401
77407
77412
77261
77262
77263
77290
77300
77332
77334
77427
Thanks so much
Barbara CPC
 

LINDAFR

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I need help with finding a diagnosis code for a risk assessment

I need icd9 code for risk assessement hematologic malignancey
 
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once per dos
77427 (the one dos counts as the 5 days)
77280
77285
77290
77295
77261
77262
77263


up to quanity of 10 per dos
77332
77333
77334
77300
 
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once per dos
77427 (one DOS counts as the 5 days)
77280
77285
77290
77295
77261
77262
77263


up to quantity of 10 per DOS
77332
77333
77334
77300
 

ivd34769

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radiation coding

Try the NCCI guidelines 7000 codes; it tells you what codes are bundled and what codes can only be used only once per dos as well as modifiers. I was back-up poster for radiation dept. in my office but now have to do it weekly. The dosimetrist and radiation technitians provide the codes but we have to do the codes audit and posting. :)
 

ivd34769

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radiation coding

Try the NCCI guidelines 7000 codes; it tells you what codes are bundled and what codes can only be used only once per dos as well as modifiers. I was back-up poster for radiation dept. in my office but now have to do it weekly. The dosimetrist and radiation technitians provide the codes but we have to do the codes audit and posting. :)
 
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