Phototherapy Coding and Documentation in the Time of Biologics

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Phototherapy is a critical treatment modality that continues to be utilized frequently in the expanding armamentarium of treatments for dermatoses. Phototherapy is performed almost exclusively by dermatologists and allows dermatologists to offer a unique level of care and value in the treatment of skin disease. Careful documentation, a written standard operating procedure, and adherence to proper performance standards will allow dermatologists to be compensated fairly for this important treatment modality and pass audits that are likely to occur.


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