AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 12 (December)

Radiology: Radiation Oncology (December 2008)

December 2008 page 9b Radiology: Radiation Oncology, 77300 (Q&A) Question: When performing treatment planning services for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), especially dosimetry calculation (code 77300) and treatment devices (codes 77332-77334), is it appropriate to report one unit for each beam or should it be reported only once per session regardless of how many beams are used? David Peters, Santa Rosa, CA Answer: When performing Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), the radiation dose per field is routinely calculated independently and verified before the course of radiation treatment and is reported using CPT code 77300 for each field. A...

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