Head and Neck

CPT for ENT: Nasal Endoscopy and Laryngoscopy on the Same Date of Service

In late 2006, there was a proposal from CMS and NCCI to remove the modifier over-ride of CPT code 31231 -Nasal endoscopy, diagnostic, unilateral or bilateral (separate procedure) when billed with the flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy CPT codes (31575-

CPT for ENT: Intraoperative Neurophysiology Testing

Q: What is Intraoperative Neurophysiology Testing and can I bill for it?

CPT for ENT: Stereotactic Computer Assisted Navigation

Q: What is stereotactic computer assisted navigation and how can I bill for it (from January 1,  2011) when I perform FESS?

CPT for ENT: Drainage and Irrigation of the Masseteric Spaces

Q: What are appropriate codes to report the drainage and irrigation of the masseteric, submandibular, sublingual, and submental spaces when a single incision is made?

CPT for ENT: Neck Dissection and Laryngoscopy on the Same Date of Service

As a result of the advocacy of the Academy, the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) will delete the current bundling edit for the neck dissection CPT codes (38720-Cervical lymphadenectomy (complete) and 38724 - Cervical lymphadenectomy (modifie

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)

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