March 30, 2007—The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), Fairfax, Va, has released its 2007 edition of the ASTRO/ACR Guide to Radiation Oncology Coding.

The revised guide includes new highlights aimed at helping radiation oncology practices find information on specific CPT codes; new sections have been added on topics like IGRT, stereotactic radiosurgery, and stereotactic body radiation therapy. Coding recommendations and educational pieces round out the guide.

“ASTRO, in collaboration with the ACR, worked diligently to make this guide accessible and available to the radiation oncology community,” said Bill Noyes, MD, MBA, chair of the Health Policy Code Utilization and Application Subcommittee and a radiation oncologist at Cancer Center of North Dakota, Grand Forks. “We are confident that the 2007 guide and its new capabilities will provide our members with the tools to answer their coding questions.”

The guide is available in three formats—hard copy, Web-based, and PDA—at a cost of $150 for ASTRO members and $650 for nonmembers.

—Cat Vasko