Head and Neck

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation, or Balance Retraining Therapy, is a scientifically based and clinically valid therapeutic modality for the treatment of persistent dizziness and postural instability due to incomplete compensation after peripheral vestibula

Micropressure Therapy

The Equilibrium Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery have reviewed the literature with respect to micropressure therapy

Facial Plastics Outcomes Tool: DAS-59

Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS-59) Description Measures the spectrum of psychological distress and dysfunction that is characteristic of disfigurements, deformities and aesthetic problems of appearance Targeted Age > 16 years Items (Domains)

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: DAS-24

Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS-24) Description Measures psychological distress and dysfunction that is characteristic of disfigurements, deformities and aesthetic problems of appearance Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 24 (N/A)

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: FLO Questionnaire

  Facial Line Outcomes (FLO) Questionnaire Description

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: FaCE

  Facial Clinometric Evaluation Scale (FaCE) Description Measures facial impairment and disability Targeted Age 14 - 81 years Items (Domains) 15 (6) Estimated Completion Time 10 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Head and Neck Surgery Outcome Tool: MDADI

  MD Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI) Description Self-administered questionnaire designed specifically for evaluating the impact of dysphagia on the QOL of patients with head and neck cancer Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 20 (4)

Head and Neck Surgery Outcome Tool: UW-QOL-R4

University of Washington Quality of Life Revised Version 4 (UW-QOL-R4) Description Provides basic quality of life data on the physical, functional, emotional quality of life of the head and neck cancer patient Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains)

Clinical Indicators: Parotidectomy

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

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.