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dfranklin

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97039 - Laser
« on: February 10, 2010, 05:02:13 PM »
Does anyone know what to use or do for "Laser" Therapy/treatment?  My chiropractor uses 97039 for it but it seems to get denied from just about every carrier we submit it to.  What's weird is I have seen it paid by BCBS and also denied by them for the reason of: "Payment is denied when performed/billed by this type of provider".  Any ideas?

Thanks!

Don

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Re: 97039 - Laser
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010, 05:51:36 PM »
We always used 97026 Infrared Light Treatment.  Is this for Cold Laser?  This code worked for us in the past. We no longer have a cold laser so I don't know if the code is accurate currently.  Since 97039 is for an unlisted modality they would usually require documentation for what the modality was.

Dina

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Re: 97039 - Laser
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010, 08:13:24 AM »
It is Cold Laser and they seem to deny it stating "Payment is denied when performed/billed by this type of provider" so I wasnt sure if it is just because it is a Chiro or if there is a better CPT to use.

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Re: 97039 - Laser
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 09:09:51 AM »
In my experience it is still considered experimental, therefore not covered by most insurances. 

Michele
 
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