AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2016 Issue 3

What’s new in reporting clinical brachytherapy?

Clinical brachytherapy Clinical brachytherapy is reported with CPT code range 77750 - 77799 and includes specific methods of administering radiation to affected areas of concern. There are different types or methods of brachytherapy (radiation therapy). The different methods and the CPT code ranges are listed below: Intracavitary brachytherapy (77761-77763), includes the insertion of a delivery device into a body cavity for example the vagina or uterus, or placed into the space following breast cancer surgery. Interstitial brachytherapy (77778), includes placement of the applicators or devices, such as catheters or needles, directly into the affected tissue to be treated. Surface...

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