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NCDB News: NCDB Clarification to CTR Radiation Coding Guide—Coding SAVI equipment for Brachytherapy

Clarification for Coding SAVI equipment for Brachytherapy; In the CTR Radiation Coding Guide (page 22), the Modality code for SAVI, is coded (11), Brachytherapy, Interstitial, HDR, which is incorrect.

The correct modality code is (09), Brachytherapy, Intracavitary, HDR. The code will change from 11 to 09. This change will be reflected in the updated v2.0 release.