Head and Neck

CPT for ENT: Changes to +15777 Implantation of Biologic Implant Code for CY 2013

For CY 2013, the CPT Editorial Panel has modified the descriptor for add on code +15777 and has limited this code’s use to biologic implants placed into breast and/or trunk sites only. The new text is underlined below.

CPT for ENT: Fine Needle Aspiration

Q: How do I code for fine needle aspiration? A: The codes are CPT 10021 Fine needle aspiration; without imaging guidance and CPT 10022 Fine needle aspiration; with imaging guidance. Each code has a professional and technical component.

Gentamicin Injections

An injection of gentamicin is a common procedure performed in an otolaryngologists office. Otolaryngologists perform gentamicin injections for severe cases of vertigo, sometimes seen in patients with Meniere’s disease.

CPT for ENT: Laryngoscopy

AMA Code Manager (2nd quarter, 2007) states that codes 31545 Laryngoscopy, direct, operative, with operating microscope or telescope, with submucosal removal of non-neoplastic lesion(s) of vocal cord; reconstruction with local tissue flap(s) and 3154

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