Volume 10 - Issue 2 - February 2002

The reimbursement issue with phototherapy has been resolved, but a few other issues remain. Does narrow-band UVB work as well as PUVA phototherapy? Are you putting patients at risk for melanoma with PUVA phototherapy? As of January 1, Medicare increased the reimbursement rate of UVB therapy and of phototherapy by 117%, thanks to work spearheaded by the National Psoriasis Foundation, which was represented by Mark Lebwohl, M.D., the chairman of dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The work was endorsed by the AAD. However, there are still a few other issues regarding UVB therapy