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    Question RADIATION ONCOLOG- I will like a forum to set up specifically for this Division.

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    I am currently employed in a Radiation Oncology, Outpatient setting for a teaching hospital and I have a few question concerning the billing.

    Should the hospital bill from the Physician's order or the Doctor's note?

    Should V58.0 be used as a principal diagnoses when a patient returns for the follow six months after treatment.

    How does V58.0 affects the treatment palnning, Brachytherapy, IMRT, SBRT etc?

    If the Physician documents that the patient has a family history of cancer should be use the code V16.X/

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    Kalamazoo MI


    I agree with having a forum for Radiation oncology.

    The V58.0 should not be used as primary you should use what the cancer dx is then the V58.0 as secondary.

    If the pt has a family history of cancer you should code that out using the V16.X code

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    Default KS, cpc, ar dept.

    I agree, V codes are usually the 2ndary diagnosis code.

    I have a question regarding cpt #33701 and #33738, can these be billed on the same date?

    I work for a billing service and we're getting denied. Reason may be our provider type with the carrier.

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