AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 3 (March)

Medicine: Non-Invasive Vascular Diagnostic Studies (Q&A) (March 2010)

March 2010 page 9a Medicine: Non-Invasive Vascular Diagnostic Studies (Q&A) Question: When radiation treatment is fractionated, is code 77418 reported for each fraction (ie, twice for the session)?  Answer: A fraction is a treatment session that is distinct and includes a delivery of the complete dose planned for the session. It may include delivery to more than one area. Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatments are given in sessions and various mechanisms are used to target treatment in a more localized manner. Each beam delivered is not a “fraction.” Therefore, it would be inappropriate to...

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