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    Hello Everyone:

    Can some please tell me if there is a way that I can get a copy of payment fee schedule for "Thyroid Cancer Treatment using Iodide I-131 one of the popular codes are CPT 79005/hcpc A9517). I found a list searching the web, under the name of prov44midlevelsfy2012, however this list was not currently. I can imagine that most of your are thinking go to the hcpc coding book. But these codes are not listed as the reimbursement is made based on the invoice.

    However, I was thinking if someone put out the list I found maybe some of you who work in that field might know where I can find a updated list. Please help.
    Thank you & God Bless
    Terri L Mason

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Alexandria, LA


    Hospital or physician office,
    Medicare or other payer?

    For Medicare:
    Both codes are payable under the OPPS for hospital, and you can find the national payment levels in Addendum B for OPPS.

    For physician office/non-hospital center, both are paid, but while 79005 has a set RVU/payment amount, A9517 is paid based on either invoice or by ASP as set by Redbook or other resources. Your local carrier decides how they will pay this.

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    Smile Need help Desperately

    thank you for your help. The billing will be done by physician and I use your advise and look up the payment process.

    God Bless

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