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Radiation seed implantation

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    Default Radiation seed implantation
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    Coding for an ASC and new to coding for Radiation Oncology procedures, I'm having a problem with getting the Seeds (C2639) paid by Medicare...they have denied these. I went onto the Medicare website to obtain information and see that as of 2008 these should be paid???
    Any help would be appreicated.

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    Your are right, Medicare should be paying for them. What is the denial reason they are giving? I am curious as an ASC I work with just billed two Medicare patients within the last two weeks for the Brachytherapy procedure, but we used the C2638 (stranded). Also, what state are you in? I know for Florida, Medicare should reimburse at cost.

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