Hearing Loss

Management of Otosclerosis

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recognizes otosclerosis as a condition of abnormal bone growth that results in a progressive conductive hearing loss.

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

CPT for ENT: Electro-oculography

Q: Can Otolaryngologists Report the CPT Code 92270 (Electro-oculography with interpretation and report) to indicate Saccadic Testing during an Electronystamography (ENG) Procedure?

Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. The negative health effects of the use of tobacco products represent a global pandemic of enormous proportions.

CPT for ENT: Electronystagmography (ENG), Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR), and Otoacoustic Emissions

Q: What code(s) should physicians report for the interpretation component of auditory brainstem response (ABR), Electronystagmography(ENG) and Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) services?

CPT for ENT: Vertical Electrodes

Q: How do you code for the use of verticalelectrodes in vestibular function tests?(CPT Code +92547: use of vertical electrodes (List separately in addition to code for primaryprocedure)  A: On February 1, 2005, new guidelines became available to repo

Otology Outcome Tool: APHAB

  Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) Description Self-reported tool that measures the amount of trouble they are having with communication or noises in various everyday situations Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 24 (4)

Clinical Indicators: Tympanoplasty

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

Clinical Indicators: Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) (BAER) (BAEP)

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

Clinical Indicators: Myringotomy and Tympanostomy Tubes

Clinical Indicators are intended to help practitioners engage in the best practices, reduce errors, and improve value received. Information contained in the Clinical Indicators includes: Definitions Procedures and CPT Codes

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