LANAP®/Laser Procedures and Osseous Surgery (D4260) Coding

An ongoing controversy is how to properly code and bill for LANAP. Many insurance companies have no problem with the LANAP® procedure, efficacy, or the science behind it. The issue concerns how the procedure is coded and submitted for insurance benefits. Or more specifically, whether bone is being recontoured as per the intent of the D4260 code.

Here are some points made by LANAP providers, and some points made by insurance companies.

Insurance company positions

Provider positions

LANAP® information from Millennium: