Laser Touch

The Laser Touch One Low Level Laser Therapy Device is an FDA approved clinical-grade pain management tool that combines the therapeutic benefits of both laser light and micro-current electrical stimulation therapies into one convenient handheld applicator. With the combination of low level laser, or cold laser, therapy (LLLT) and microcurrent electronic nerve stimulation, the LaserTouchOne treats pain at the source, providing effective, lasting relief from both chronic and acute pain. Microcurrent electrical stimulation is a million times lower than a "TENS unit" (so no prescription is needed in this case) and this low frequency more closely matches the body's own electrical frequency for optimal healing. This portable and ergonomically designed handheld laser therapy device provides easy, effective and self-treatment without medication. FDA approved for effective pain management, the LaserTouchOne provides ergonomic, portable and reliable pain relief right from the palm of your hand.

Laser Touch One Treating Back Pain

 

Study

Abstract: The LaserTouchOne™(LTO) is a hand-held, ergonomically designed pain relief device that integrates two modalities: low level laser therapy (also referred to as cold laser) and electrical stimulation. Laser Health Technologies sponsored a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the LTO. The study was a 3-arm open-label randomized controlled study in which the LTO was compared to TENS and LLLT devices: The ProM-100 (TENS device) and the Quantum IV LLLT. Participants were randomly selected to receive five treatments with one of the three devices. Participants needed to have pain at least six months duration and a reported pain score of 6 on a 10 point pain/visual analog scale. It can be concluded from the data obtained during this clinical trial and presented in this study report that the LaserTouchOne™ device is safe and effective. The LTO device was successful in reducing pain by at least 2 points in 93.1% of the Completer population. This compared to 83.3% of subjects treated with the TENS device and 62.5% of subjects treated with the LLLT device. In the All Subjects population, the LTO reduced pain in 87.1% of the population compared to 78.1% of subjects treated with the TENS device and 60.6% of subjects treated with the LLLT device. 

Reimbursement from Insurance Companies

The following are a few suggestions when you’re trying to get your insurance company to reimburse your purchase of the LaserTouchOne™:

Some major private plans and Blue Cross/Blue Shield may pay up to 80% of the cost of the LaserTouchOne™ in a single payment with a prescription.

Your plan may vary. You will not need a prescription to purchase your LaserTouchOne™; however you will need a prescription to provide to your insurance company as part of your claim for reimbursement.

In general, to get reimbursed you will need
1. A Letter of Medical Necessity from your doctor
2. A Prescription from your doctor, AND
3. A patient history of failed alternatives such as pain meds, therapy, etc.

The LaserTouchOne is registered with the FDA as a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) device for pain. The best way to submit the cost of the device for coverage is to use the TENS description, E0720, and to have your physician write the prescription for pain, noting on the prescription that the physician
requests "LaserTouchOne™, Brand Specific" and the words "Medically Necessary". PLEASE NOTE: Even with these notes on the prescription, your provider may request that you use one of their own forms – ask your agent.

For Your Doctor:

Diagnosis: "chronic, intractable pain". (DX Code: 338.4)
[Other Possible Diagnosis Codes: “Other Chronic Pain” (DX Code: 338.29), “Unspecified Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy” (DX Code 356.9)]

Prescription: “LaserTouchOne™, brand specific (no generic substitutions) for pain. DME code (also known as HCPCS
number) is E0720. FDA description is TENS.” (Most insurance companies recognize, understand and prefer the TENS description.)

Medical Necessity: “This device is medically necessary for the treatment of intractable pain unresponsive to drugs,
surgery, and/or physical therapy. Patient has responded well to this treatment.”

DME Codes (Durable Medical Equipment) >> Sometimes referred to as HCPCS Codes (Healthcare Common Procedure
Coding System) These are billing codes used by healthcare providers. Your doctor will know what these are.

E0720, TENS, Brand specific, LaserTouchOne™

A4558 Conductive Gel

CPT Codes: (Current Procedural Terminology)
CPT for attended electrical stimulation: 97032
CPT for neuromuscular re-education: 97112