CMS is letting radiation oncologists bill some E/Ms with superficial radiation therapy (SRT) that had previously been bundled. But those providers should look out: this may be a preliminary step before CMS puts in new regulations that may shake up their reimbursement.

CMS also noted in the fee schedule rule that it had been contemplating adding a new G-code to cover some of the services they had not previously allowed to be billed separately with 77401, including “associated E/M.” Deepak Kapoor, M.D., chairman and CEO of Integrated Medical Professionals (IMP) and past president and current health policy chairman of the Large Urology Group Physicians Association (LUGPA), wonders whether another shoe will soon drop at CMS.

To learn more about what Dr. Kapoor and others think will be changing in radiation oncology reimbursement, read the article here.