Head and Neck

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)DescriptionMeasures the spectrum of psychological distress and dysfunction that is characteristic of disfigurements, deformities and aesthetic problems of appearanceTargeted Age> 16 yearsItems (Domains)59 (5)Esti

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: DAS-24

Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS-24)DescriptionMeasures psychological distress and dysfunction that is characteristic of disfigurements, deformities and aesthetic problems of appearanceTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)24 (N/A)Estimated Completion Time

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: FLO Questionnaire

 Facial Line Outcomes (FLO) QuestionnaireDescriptionEvaluates the degree to which patients consider their upper facial lines to bother them; make them look older than they would like; detract from their facial appearance; prevent them from having a s

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: FaCE

 Facial Clinometric Evaluation Scale (FaCE)DescriptionMeasures facial impairment and disabilityTargeted Age14 - 81 yearsItems (Domains)15 (6)Estimated Completion Time10 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Kahn JB, Gliklich RE, B

Head and Neck Surgery Outcome Tool: MDADI

 MD Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI)DescriptionSelf-administered questionnaire designed specifically for evaluating the impact of dysphagia on the QOL of patients with head and neck cancerTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)20 (4)Estimated Completio

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

University of Washington Quality of Life Revised Version 4 (UW-QOL-R4)DescriptionProvides basic quality of life data on the physical, functional, emotional quality of life of the head and neck cancer patientTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)12 (N/A)Es

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.

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 laryn