2023 Coding and Coverage Seminar - Proton Therapy and Radiopharmaceuticals

This activity is available from January 31, 2024, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 15, 2024. 

Participants will learn about the Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) radiation modality and the increasing use of radiopharmaceutcials and their current code development. Codes specific to both of these modalities will be adddressed.  ASTRO’s Proton Beam Therapy Model Policy will be reviewed in detail.

This activity was originally recorded at the 2023 Coding and Coverage Seminar.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists, physicists, radiation therapists, radiation dosimetrists, practice administrators, certified coders and professional coders.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the complexities associated with PBT and use of radiopharms.
  • Identify and use the codes associated with each of these modalities.
  • Choose code for PBT and radiopharms and understand the complexities associated with these code sets.
  • Identify possible coding changes coming down the line for radiopharms.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 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 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
01/25/2024
Course expires: 
03/15/2024
Cost:
$100.00
Rating: 
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Anita Mahajan, MD, FASTRO, is employed by the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and has leadership positions with PTCOG-NA and PTCOG.

Gerald White, MS, is employed by Gerald White Medical Physics and is a consultant with the IAEA.

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. 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 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 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Price

Cost:
$100.00
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Course Fees:
ASTRO members must log in to the ASTRO website to view and receive the member rate.

Nonmember: $100
Member: $75
Member-in-training: $35*
Student/Grad Student/PGY: $35*

*Residents and Students can join ASTRO for free to receive the discounted rates.
Membership Application: https://www.astro.org/MyAstro/MyProfile/Membership-Application

Policies:
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.

Participants using ASTRO's online courses to satisfy the requirement of a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program should verify the number, type and availability dates of any course before making a purchase. No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for participants who have purchased courses that do not align with their MOC requirement.

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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