AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2007 Issue 4; FOR your INFORMATION

Electronic brachytherapy services

OPPS FINAL RULE The following information was posted in the November 27, 2007, Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule at www.cms.gov. Electronic brachytherapy services CMS will continue to recognize CPT Category III code 0182T, High dose rate (HDR) electronic brachytherapy, per fraction, for electronic brachytherapy services. This code was created by the American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel and became effective for reporting on July 1, 2007. To be consistent with their current Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) practice for Category III CPT codes that are implemented mid-year by AMA, CMS recognized CPT code...

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