Larynx

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

CPT for ENT: Chemodenervation of the Larynx - Botulinum Toxin

Q: What is the Academy's recommendation for billing Botulinum toxin A injections of the larynx?

Submucosal Ablation of the Tongue Base for OSAS

Adult patients with mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be successfully treated with submucosal radiofrequency tongue base ablation.(Powell 1999 and refs below) The majority of studies demonstrating effectiveness of tongue base submucosa

Tonsillectomy and OSAs

In the adult population, tonsillectomy is the appropriate first line treatment in select patients (Epstein 2009, Evidence Based Clinical Guideline).

Clinical Indicators: Laryngectomy

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

Clinical Indicators: Laryngoscopy or Nasopharyngoscopy

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

Tongue Suspension

When behavioral, dietary, and non-invasive techniques fail, surgery plays a vital role in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, despite the fact that it may not completely eliminate or cure the syndrome.

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?

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