There is a saying that “a change is as good as a rest,” which may indeed be true. However, the 2017 final regulations, code updates, and other reimbursement changes once again bring challenges to oncology coding and billing. To help you update your respective charge masters, fee schedules, and other reimbursement documents to ensure compliance with coding and billing guidelines, we’ve compiled all  of the oncology-specific information you need to know going into 2017.

New & Revised Procedure Codes

Each year there are new codes, revised codes, and updates to coding guidelines. For calendar year (CY) 2017, a new procedure code has been created for the application of an on-body injector:

• 96377: Application of on-body injector (includes cannula insertion) for timed subcutaneous injection.