2023 Coding and Coverage Seminar - Brachytherapy and SRS and SBRT
This activity is available from January 31, 2024, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 15, 2024.
Participants will learn about the radiation therapy modality of Brachytherapy. Codes specific to this modality will be adddressed. ASTRO’s Brachytherapy Model Policy will be reviewed in detail.
SRS and SBRT
Participants will learn the differences between Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery (SBRT). Clinical indications and the code set for SRS and SBRT will be addressed. Nuanced details of coding across SRS and SBRT will be discussed.
This activity was originally recorded at the 2023 Coding and Coverage Seminar.
This activity is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists, physicists, radiation therapists, radiation dosimetrists, practice administrators, certified coders and professional coders.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the complexities associated with Brachytherapy.
- Explain the role of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other agencies involved with Brachytherapy treatments due to the use of radioactive isotopes.
- Identify differences in LDR and HDR Brachytherapy and how to correctly code the treatments.
- Identify a combined brachytherapy/external beam RT treatment plan with correct coding.
- Describe the history of Stereotactic treatment and its evolution.
- Identify and distinguish the codes necessary for SRS and SBRT courses of treatment.
- Identify code for SRS and SBRT all will understand the complexities associated with these code sets.
- Explain the role of the qualified medical physicist in conjunction with a radiation oncologist for these treatments.
Cathryn Yashar, MD, FASTRO, is employed by the University of California, San Diego and holds leadership positions with NCCN, ABR and Kukuna o ka la.
Amar Rewari, MD, MBA, is employed by Luminus Health and holds leadership positions with ASTRO.
The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, the Education Committee had control over the content of this activity. All relevant relationships have been mitigated.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.
ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. ASTRO designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.50 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for those participants who, for any reason, have not completed the course by the end of the qualification date. The qualification date for each course is listed in the course catalog on the ASTRO website under availability.
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The course and its materials will only be available on the ASTRO website until March 15, 2024, regardless of purchase date. At the expiration of the qualification, participants will no longer have access to the course or its materials. ASTRO reserves the right to remove a course before the end of its qualification period.
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