Nasal Obstruction, Deviated Septum, Nasal Congestion

Debridement of the Sinus Cavity after ESS

Debridement of the sinus cavity is a procedure commonly performed following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS).

Intra-Operative Use of Computer Aided Surgery

The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery endorses the intraoperative use of computer-aided surgery in appropriately select cases to assist the surgeon in clarifying complex anatomy during sinus and skull base surgery.

Plastic Surgery

The American Academy of Otolaryngology--—Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. recognizes that facial plastic surgery is an integral part of the specialty and is a fundamental area of expertise for otolaryngologists—head and neck surgeons.

CPT for ENT: Concha Bullosa with other Turbinate Procedures

Q: Is it appropriate to bill for resection of a concha bullosa with other turbinate procedures?

CPT for ENT: Reporting Radiofrequency Ablation and Out-fracturing of Inferior Turbinates

Q. What are the appropriate codes to report when a physician performs a superficial radiofrequency ablation at the same session as out-fracturing both inferior turbinates?

CPT for ENT: Nasal Sinus Endoscopy

There have been a number of member inquiries on the correct usage of CPT® codes 31233 Nasal/sinus endoscopy, diagnostic with maxillary sinusoscopy (via inferior meatus or canine fossa puncture) and 31235 Nasal/sinus endoscopy, diagnostic with sphenoi

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: 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?

Allergy Outcomes Tool: PRQLQ

Pediatric Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (PRQLQ) Description A disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument focusing on physical and emotional impact of disease in children 6 to 12 years of age Targeted Age

Facial Plastics/Rhinology Outcome Tool: NOSE Scale

Description Disease-specific health status instrument for use in patients with nasal obstruction Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 5 (N/A) Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes

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