Esophagus

Consensus Statement on the Use of Voice Therapy in the Treatment of Dysphonia

This statement regarding the use of voice therapy in the treatment of dysphonia has been developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Committee on  Speech, Voice,  and Swallowing and the Special Interest Division 3, Voi

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VOS

Voice Outcome Survey (VOS) Description Evaluates patient limitations in certain daily activities that require speaking or limitations in their social or work-related activities because of vocal problems Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 5 (N/A)

Laryngology Outcome Tool: PV-RQOL

Pediatric Voice-Related Quality of Life Survey Description Assesses voice changes over time in the pediatric population Targeted Age Pediatrics Items (Domains) 10 Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Clinical Indicators: Laryngoscopy or Nasopharyngoscopy

Clinical Indicators are intended to help practitioners engage in the best practices, reduce errors, and improve value received.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia)

Leadership: Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH (Chair), Seth M. Cohen, MD, MPH (Assistant Chair), Seth H. Dailey, MD (Assistant Chair), Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)

CPT Code Changes for 2014

There are several Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) code changes for 2014 applicable to otolaryngologists. Below is a summary of these changes.

Chemodenervation of the Larynx - Botulinum Toxin

Coding for Chemodenervation of the Larynx / Botulinum Toxin Q: What is the Academy's recommendation for billing Chemodenervation of the Larynx / Botulinum toxin injections of the larynx?

CPT for ENT: Changes to the Esophagoscopy Family of Codes for CY 2014

As members are likely aware, 2014 brings significant changes to the Esophagoscopy family of CPT codes.

In-Office Photoangiolytic Laser Treatment of Laryngeal Pathology

Photoangiolytic laser treatment, which is typically performed in an office or ambulatory setting under local or topical anesthesia with a flexible fiberoptic laryngoscope, is an established surgical treatment that is indicated for management of lary

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