Corporate Compliance

MedicareFind Forum Spotlight: Brachytherapy

Medicare Insider, May 17, 2011

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Weigh in on a recent MedicareFind Forum post:

High dose brachytherapy is not listed as an inpatient procedure but requires a patient to remain in bed overnight with tubes in place in the prostate for a radiation treatment the second day.  It is listed as a "U" procedure in Addendum B.  Does CMS expect this procedure to be done as an outpatient or is there any guidance on admission?

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