Coding Strategies: Radiation Oncology Curriculum

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Coding Strategies: Radiation Oncology Curriculum

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Coding Strategies: Radiation Oncology Curriculum

Description

The Coding Strategies: Radiation Oncology Curriculum is a collection of seven online courses that cover all aspects of procedure and diagnosis coding for radiation oncology services. The curriculum includes a course on patient visits and other evaluation and management services, which is available in two versions, one for hospital coders and one for physician practice coders. The curriculum also includes a course on
ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding as well as five courses on radiation therapy modalities: general external beam radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy, brachytherapy, and radiopharmaceutical procedures.

Features
The courses explain procedure techniques, coding guidelines, modifier use, coverage issues, and reimbursement considerations. Each course contains examples, case studies, and multiple-choice exercises to improve comprehension and retention. Each course ends with a multiple-choice assessment to test the learner’s knowledge of the material.

Users can access the Online Learning Center whenever and wherever they wish. At each login, users are returned to the last slide viewed during the previous session, allowing for convenient and flexible learning.

Audience

Coding and billing professionals working in a radiation oncology practice, cancer treatment center, or hospital outpatient setting.

Course Listing

 


 

Patient Visits—Hospital

Pub Code: XXROCCSRO1-H

Audience

Coding, charge capture, and billing professionals working in a hospital outpatient setting.

Description

This course addresses specific issues related to visit services provided to radiation oncology patients in the hospital outpatient setting, including cancer clinic visits. The course provides an in-depth discussion of Medicare requirements and reimbursement for hospital visit services under the hospital outpatient prospective payment system. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Hospital visit classification systems
  • Billing visits together with treatments and other procedures
  • New versus established patients
  • Clinic visits
  • Emergency department visits
  • Observation care
  • Counseling services


Features

The course discusses coding guidelines, documentation requirements, modifier use, and bundling issues. It includes exercises with real-life scenarios for hands-on learning. At the completion of the course, a scored assessment tests the learner’s comprehension of the material. This course will take most users about three hours to complete.

 


Patient Visits—Physician

Pub Code: XXROCCSRO1-P

Audience
Coding and billing professionals working in a physician practice or non-hospital treatment center.

Description

This course covers specific evaluation and management (E/M) issues related to radiation oncology. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • E/M services provided during a course of treatment
  • E/M services following completion of treatment
  • Consultations and Medicare guidelines for consult billing
  • Office/outpatient visits
  • Inpatient and observation services
  • Telephone and online services
  • E/M services with procedures
  • Counseling encounters and prolonged services
  • Incident-to services and nonphysician practitioner services

 

Features

The course discusses coding guidelines, documentation requirements, modifier use, and bundling issues. It includes exercises with real-life scenarios for hands-on learning. At the completion of the course, a scored assessment tests the learner’s comprehension of the material. This course will take most users about five hours to complete.


 

ICD-10-CM Fundamentals for Radiation Oncology

Pub Code: XXROCCSRO2

Audience
Coding and billing professionals working in a radiation oncology practice, cancer treatment center, or
hospital outpatient setting.

Description
This course provides learners with an introduction to ICD-10-CM coding for radiation oncology services. Topics covered in this course include but are not limited to:

  • The ICD-10 coding system
  • The components of ICD-10-CM
  • Code format, 7th characters, and placeholders
  • Excludes1 and Excludes2 notes
  • Etiology/manifestation codes
  • ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
  • Using the Alphabetic Index and Tabular List


Features
This course contains explanations of ICD-10-CM coding conventions and guidelines, numerous exercises and examples, and a printable study guide that contains key learning points. Examples and exercises are built upon common radiation oncology coding scenarios. At the completion of the course, a scored assessment tests the learner’s comprehension of the material. This course will take most users about three hours to complete.


 

External Beam Radiation Therapy

Pub Code: XXROCCSRO3

Audience
Coding and billing professionals working in a physician practice, non-hospital treatment center, or hospital outpatient setting.

Description
This course covers the treatment process and coding guidelines for external beam radiation therapy. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Clinical treatment planning
  • Simulation
  • Immobilization and beam-shaping devices
  • Teletherapy isodose plan
  • 3-D computer plan
  • Basic and special dosimetry
  • Radiation treatment delivery
  • Image guidance and fiducial markers
  • Treatment management
  • Physics services


Features
The course discusses procedure techniques, coding guidelines, documentation requirements, modifier use, and bundling issues. It includes exercises and real-life case studies for hands-on learning. At the completion of the course, a scored assessment tests the learner’s comprehension of the material. This course will take most users about five hours to complete.



Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy

Pub Code: XXROCCSRO4

Audience

Coding and billing professionals working in a physician practice, non-hospital treatment center, or hospital outpatient setting.

Description

This course covers the treatment process and coding guidelines for intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Topics include but are not limited to:

  • IMRT versus conventional treatment
  • Inverse treatment planning
  • The IMRT treatment process
  • IMRT computer plans
  • Multileaf collimators (MLC)
  • Solid compensators
  • Image guidance and intrafraction tracking
  • IMRT treatment delivery
  • Tomotherapy


Features

The course discusses procedure techniques, coding guidelines, documentation requirements, modifier use, and bundling issues. It includes exercises and real-life case studies for hands-on learning. At the completion of the course, a scored assessment tests the learner’s comprehension of the material. This course will take most users about four hours to complete.



Stereotactic Radiation Therapy

Pub Code: XXROCCSRO5


Audience
Coding and billing professionals working in a physician practice, non-hospital treatment center, or hospital outpatient setting.

Description
This course covers the treatment process and coding guidelines for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and
fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Treatment planning for stereotactic therapy
  • Roles of the surgeon and the radiation oncologist
  • Head frames, body frames, and other treatment devices
  • SRS on a linear accelerator
  • SRS using a cobalt-60 treatment machine (GammaKnife®)
  • Robotic SRS (CyberKnife®)
  • Fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy

 

Features
The course discusses procedure techniques, coding guidelines, documentation requirements, modifier
use, and bundling issues. It includes exercises and real-life case studies for hands-on learning. At the completion of the course, a scored assessment tests the learner’s comprehension of the material. This course will take most users about six hours to complete.


 

Brachytherapy

Pub Code: XXROCCSRO6

Audience
Coding and billing professionals working in a physician practice, non-hospital treatment center, or hospital outpatient setting.

Description

This course covers the treatment process and coding guidelines for brachytherapy. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Brachytherapy treatment planning services
  • Applicator insertion procedures
  • High dose rate (HDR) versus low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy
  • Interstitial brachytherapy, including prostate seeds
  • Intracavitary brachytherapy
  • Accelerated partial breast irradiation
  • Brachytherapy sources and source handling
  • Electronic brachytherapy


Features
The course discusses procedure techniques, coding guidelines, documentation requirements, modifier use, and bundling issues. It includes exercises and real-life case studies for hands-on learning. At the completion of the course, a scored assessment tests the learner’s comprehension of the material. This course will take most users about four hours to complete.


 

Radiopharmaceutical Procedures

Pub Code: XXROCCSRO7

Audience
Coding and billing professionals working in a physician practice, non-hospital treatment center, or hospital outpatient setting.

Description

This course covers the treatment process and coding guidelines for therapeutic nuclear medicine services such as radioactive iodine ablation of the thyroid. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals
  • Radiopharmaceutical dosages
  • Oral radioactive iodine therapy
  • Strontium and samarium therapy for bone tumors
  • Intracavitary radiopharmaceutical therapy
  • Interstitial radiopharmaceutical therapy
  • Y-90 microsphere therapy
  • Radioimmunotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma


Features

The course discusses procedure techniques, coding guidelines, documentation requirements, modifier use, and bundling issues. It includes exercises and real-life case studies for hands-on learning. At the completion of the course, a scored assessment tests the learner’s comprehension of the material. This course will take most users about three hours to complete.

Radiation Oncology

AHIMA

AAPC

Radiation Oncology Curriculum

34

18

Patient Visits—Hospital

3

1.5

Patient Visits—Physician

5

3.5

ICD-10-CM Fundamentals for Radiation Oncology

3

1.5

External Beam Radiation Therapy

5

2.5

Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy

4

2

Stereotactic Radiation Therapy

6

3

Brachytherapy

5

2.5

Radiopharmaceutical Procedures

3

1.5

Terms

You will have access to your Coding Strategies: Radiation Oncology Curriculum for 180 days/6 months from the purchase/order date.