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DiAnna
#1 Posted : Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:53:31 PM(UTC)
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Can laser treatment be billed for the treatment of canker sores. If so what is the code and how would it be billed, time, unit ??????
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#2 Posted : Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:59:13 AM(UTC)
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Hi DiAnna!

Great question. I would think treatment of canker sores will be deemed not medically necessary in many cases, however low level laser therapy is billed using:
S8948 - Application of a modality (requiring constant provider attendance) to one or more areas; low-level laser; each 15 minutes

As for units - each unit is 15 minutes per this code's description.

Hope this helps!
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