Radiation Oncology: Coding and Documentation

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

IMRT, Brachytherapy, Treatment Planning & Medical Necessity Guidelines for Radiation Oncology Therapy Billing

Radiation oncology coding is often complicated with many distinctions, and applying coding guidance in a consistent manner is critical for all radiation oncologists.

In this audio conference, expert speaker Brenda Palmer CPC, CPCI, CEMC, CASCC will discuss the importance of documentation and what elements are required for coding/billing and compliance purposes. She will provide insights on Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Brachytherapy, treatment planning, and medical necessity guidelines for radiation therapy billing.

Brenda will review documentation for specific radiation oncology against CPT® coding, CMS documentation and medical necessity guidelines. Links to regulator websites for coding issues will be provided along with a review checklist /audit tool to validate all necessary elements are present in the documentation. Plus, get heaps of tips on how to develop a template or tool for documentation requirements.

Session Highlights:

  • Insights on critical documentation for radiation oncology procedures
  • Review of documentation for specific radiation oncology against CPT® coding, CMS documentation and medical necessity guidelines
  • Treatment planning key documentation concepts
  • Guidance on documentation of blocks, wedges and compensators
  • A look at the key CMS medical necessity areas
  • Reviewing the documentation and assigning the CPT® codes
  • Tools and resources to strengthen your program

Session Snapshots:

  • Basic and critical documentation elements
  • IMRT plan
  • Brachytherapy plan
  • Simulation of treatment
  • Radiation treatment management
  • LCD/NCD
  • Checklist for radiation
  • Clinical treatment planning
  • Completion of treatment summary

Who should attend

Physicians, Technicians, Nurses, Billers, Coders and Office Managers

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About Our Speaker

Brenda Chidester - Coding Compliance Expert

Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC, has 19 years of coding and billing experience. Brenda is the principal of Palmer Coding Consultants. She provides auditing and education services to physician offices. She is the former Coding Compliance Manager for a Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, a large multi-specialty group practice in Houston, Texas. She is an Approved PMCC Instructor, former AAPC Workshop Presenter, past president of her local AAPC chapter, and...   More Info
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