The only thing constant is change! Every New Year brings new procedure codes, updated code descriptors, and changes in regulations that affect coding and billing for radiation oncology. Calendar year 2018 is no different, with updates to code descriptors, deleted codes and new codes for radiation oncology services. Even minor updates to code definitions can significantly impact billing for all cancer centers.
Reimbursement for radiation oncology in 2018 will also be impacted by changes in Medicare regulations and payment methodologies, coverage policies and changes to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes.
Last, procedure codes cannot be reported without correct and complete medical record documentation. In an age of threatened reimbursement, it is essential that all services be completely documented, charges captured and billed and verification performed to ensure that all procedures are correctly reimbursed. This fast-paced session will bring you up to date on radiation oncology coding!