For the Week of April 21, 2014
Can you provide guidance about assigning code 77373: stereotactic body radiation therapy, treatment delivery, per fraction to 1 or more lesions, including image guidance, entire course not to exceed 5 fractions?
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), CPT code 77373 should be used for any fraction (including the first) in any series of these treatments, regardless of the anatomical location of the lesion or lesions being radiated (i.e., anywhere in the body, including, but not limited to, the cranium or head). According to CMS, 77373 is the “exclusive code” for this treatment delivery.
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