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Title: Ultraviolet (to one or more areas)

Code: 97028


Photons in the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum are more energetic than those in the visible or infrared regions. Their interaction with tissue and bacteria can produce nonthermal photochemical reactions, the effects of which provide the rationale for ultraviolet treatment. Ultraviolet light is highly bacteriocidal to motile bacteria, and it increases vascularization at the margins of the wounds


Treatment of this type is generally used for patients requiring the application of a drying heat. For example, this treatment would be considered reasonable and necessary for the treatment of severe psoriasis where there is limited range of motion.

The application of ultraviolet therapy is considered medically necessary for the patient requiring the application of a drying heat. The specific indications for this therapy are:

    • A patient having an open wound. Minimal erythema dosage must be documented.
    • Severe psoriasis limiting range of motion.


Only one (1) unit of CPT code 97028 is covered per date of service.


Supportive Documentation Requirements (required at least every ten (10) visits) for 97028

    • Area(s) being treated
    • Objective clinical findings/measurements to support the need for ultraviolet
    • Minimal erythema dosage
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