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Laureen: Q-36: Is Photodynamic Therapy considered a diagnostic or more like a procedure, surgery?

A: It’s more like a procedure.  The way it works is the patient takes a drug that is attracted to tumors or whatever they are after, and it lights up and they’re able to go and zap them because of the drug that you took. But we can get up more, but another key is the word “therapy,” so that’s indicator of a treatment than a diagnostic. And again Google, Google’s your friend. Watch, I’m just going to take this, I have no idea what it’s going to show me. You can start looking up things and learn all about it. Wikipedia even has something on it. Now, let’s say you want to learn more about coding it. You can leave that as your search term – space- site – colon, and let see if we’ve ever talked about it, .

Photodynamic Therapy Coding Considered a Diagnostic – Video

Alicia:    No not yet.

Laureen:   Not yet, as you can see. They haven’t either.  No, one, here we go… So, here’s one, it takes you right to –

Alicia:    It’s been on the forum.

Laureen:   Another tip, guys, when you’re doing this, check the dates when the question was asked and answered. This one is fairly recent one, it’s in 2013; unfortunately, there’s no answer which kind of stinks but…

Alicia:    That’s another reason we should do it!

Laureen:   Yeah, okay.

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About the Author:

Laureen Jandroep
CPC, COC, CPPM, CPC-I.,Sr. Instructor for CCO.us. Resides in southern New Jersey with her husband of over 20 years Anthony and four children. They are active parents and spend most of their time these days just being parents which they love.

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