AMA CPT® Assistant - 2015 Issue 12 (December)

Radiology: Radiation Oncology (Q&A) (December 2015)

December 2015 page c Radiology: Radiation Oncology Question: If the physician physically draws the blocks on a printed digitally reconstructed image from CT after the simulation, does this activity qualify as "complex blocking" described by CPT code 77334, Treatment devices, design and construction; complex (irregular blocks, special shields, compensators, wedges, molds or casts)? Answer: This physician activity appropriately describes the "design" portion of CPT code 77334. However, to report 77334, both design and construction of customized blocking must be performed. With respect to the design, the physician shapes the treatment beam in order to better conform the beam to...

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