Radiology Reporting (Part 3, Oncology Radiology)

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that involves treating cancer with radiation. Doctors who specialize in treating cancer with radiation use radiation therapy to treat a wide variety of cancers. But coding for radiation oncology involves more than just coding radiation therapy. Radiation oncology is made of a variety services that are all used in tandem to adequately treat the patient, these services include: Consultations, Preparation for treatment, treatment delivery, and treatment management. Understanding how and when to report these services seem at times quite difficult; in this session we hope to show you just how reporting radiation oncology services can be and get you started on the road to successful coding.

Topics include:

  • E/M & Consultations with Radiation Oncology Services
  • Clinical Treatment Planning
  • Simulation Services
  • Radiation Treatment Delivery
  • Radiation Treatment Management

and more.

Attend this session to learn to:

  • Utilize learned information to make logical decisions regarding coding for radiology services.
  • Apply rules for selecting the diagnosis and achieve medical necessity for reported services.
  • Describe key CMS rules and regulations specific to radiation oncology procedures and apply this knowledge in their own facility.
 This course authored by Paula Digby and Heather Bryans.

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