AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 12 (December)

Radiology, 77419-77430 (Q&A) (December 1998)

December 1998 page 10c Coding Consultation Radiology, 77419-77430 (Q&A) Question A radiation oncology patient will be treated with 10 conventional fractionated treatments. How is weekly radiation therapy management reported for this scenario? AMA Comment Weekly clinical management is based on five fractions delivered, regardless of the time interval separating the delivery of treatments. CPT codes 77419-77430 (Weekly radiation therapy management) are reported once per every five sessions of treatment, so if a patient was treated with ten conventional fractionated treatments, the appropriate code from the range 77419-77430 would be reported twice. Radiology, 77419-77430 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1998...

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