Radiology Question for the Week of December 14, 2015

Question:

Are E&M services separately reportable with radiation oncology services?

Answer:

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, except for an initial visit at which the decision to perform radiation therapy is made, evaluation and management (E&M) services are not separately reportable with radiation oncology services except with CPT codes 77770–77772 (remote after-loading high-dose rate radionuclide brachytherapy…). E&M services reported with these brachytherapy codes must be significant, separate and distinct from radiation treatment management services.

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