AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2004 Issue 2; FOR your INFORMATION

CMS provides instructions for billing brachytherapy sources

The following instructions were provided by CMS for the billing and payment of brachytherapy sources. A. Report charges related to supervision, handling, and loading of radiation sources, including brachytherapy sources, in one of two ways: 1. Report separately using CPT code 77790, in addition to reporting the associated HCPCS procedure code(s) for application of the radiation source, OR 2. Include the charge as part of the charge reported with the HCPCS procedure code(s) for application of the radiation source. 3. Do not bill a separate charge for brachytherapy source storage costs. These costs are treated as part of the...

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