AMA approves CPT code for Axxent electronic brachytherapy

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Oncology NEWS InternationalOncology NEWS International Vol 16 No 8
Volume 16
Issue 8

AMA approves CPT code for Axxent electronic brachytherapy

FREMONT, California—Xoft, Inc., maker of the FDA-approved Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System (see Oncology NEWS International, June 2007, page 34) has announced that Axxent treatment now has a CPT reimbursement code. The American Medical Association CPT Editorial Panel approved the code (Category III CPT Code 0182T) for this novel form of high-dose-rate radiation therapy for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer. The code has been assigned a New Technology Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC), which secures payment for Medicare recipients who receive the treatment in the hospital outpatient setting.

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