GERD and LPR, Esophageal Disease

Position Statement: Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a condition in which gastric contents flow in a retrograde fashion and contact the tissues of the upper aerodigestive tract.  LPR may be associated with hoarseness, frequent throat clearing, cough, globus sensation,

CPT for ENT: Zenker's Diverticulum

Zenker's Diverticulum is a pouch found above the cervical esophagus. It causes swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia), regurgitation, weight loss, and other symptoms.

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.