Question

How do I report the use of a laser for periodontal procedures?

Currently, there are no separate CDT codes to report periodontal laser procedures.  You simpy report the procedure code that represents the service that was provided, whether performed with a laser, curette, or whatever.  If there is no code that accurately depicts what procedure was performed, consider D4999, by report.  Unfortunately, D4999 is less likely to be covered than a more specific code.

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