Avoid missed charges and denials for radiation oncology services
Radiation oncology charge capture and coding continues to be plagued with missed charges, denials and underpayments. From the initial patient consult through delivery of treatment there are a multitude of interactions and procedures taking place – with charges to be captured at each stage. There's a lot of moving pieces and keeping everyone on the same page to ensure charges are captured completely and compliantly can be a nightmare.
Our presenter, acclaimed radiation oncology consulting expert Susan Vannoni, is here to address updates for 2020, common questions and more. She will guide you through the order of operations for radiation oncology services, breaking down charge capture and coding at each step. Reset for the new year and get everyone on the same page because missed charges, changes to the treatment plan, deviating from the prior auth or going beyond the allowable number of treatments are common issues that result missed payments and denials – all of which can be prevented.
- Identify and review any 2020 changes or updates specific to radiation oncology
- Walk through the order of operations for radiation oncology services to understand with each stage of the treatment process:
- What charges should be captured at each stage, and what can't be charged
- What services can and cannot be charged together
- What are the guidelines for charge capture and coding at each stage
- Clarification of gray areas such as:
- The criteria to determine whether a treatment is simple, intermediate or complex and when to use the codes for each
- What codes can and cannot be reported on the same date of service
- Once treatment begins, what codes can be captured, how often, and which are dropped
- Time permitting, answers to attendee questions
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