AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 9 (September)

Coding Photodynamic Therapy (September 2000)

September 2000 pages 5-6 Coding Communications Coding Photodynamic Therapy Two new add-on codes, +96570 and +96571, have been added to the medicine section to report photodynamic therapy. In an effort to provide a better understanding of these procedures, we will take a look at the description and rationale for these new codes, as well as some clinical vignettes describing typical examples of these procedures. 96570Photodynamic therapy by endoscopic application of light to ablate abnormal tissue via activation of photosensitive drug(s); first 30 minutes (List separately in addition to code for endoscopy or bronchoscopy procedures of lung and esophagus) 96571Photodynamic...

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