Nasal Obstruction, Deviated Septum, Nasal Congestion

Rhinology Outcome Tool: SNOT-20

Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-20 (SNOT-20) Description Patient-reported measure of outcome in sino-nasal disorders such as rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposis Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 20 (2) Estimated Completion Time 10 minutes

Rhinology Outcome Tool: RSUI

Rhinitis Symptom Utility Index (RSUI) Description Measures the severity and frequency of rhinitis related symptoms over 14 days Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 10 (N/A) Estimated Completion Time 5 - 10 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment

Rhinology Outcome Tool: RSOM-31

Rhinosinusitis Outcome Measure (RSOM-31) Description Measure of rhinosinusitis health status and quality of life Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 31 (7) Estimated Completion Time 10-15 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

CPT for ENT: Septoplasty and Ablation of the Inferior Turbinates on the Same Date of Service

In November 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to change the Correct Coding Institute (CCI) modifier edit for the CPT code pair of 30520 - Septoplasty or submucous resection, with or without cartilage scoring, contour

CPT for ENT: Balloon Sinus Dilation

The AAO-HNS submitted three new code requests in October 2009 to the AMA for Category I CPT codes for the use of stand-alone balloon sinus dilation technology during endoscopic sinus surgery.

CPT for ENT: Anterior Submucous Resectioning of the Inferior Turbinates

Q: How can I report the anterior submucous resectioning of the inferior turbinates (bilaterally), with additional posterior volumetric reduction using a microdebrider followed by the crushing and lateralizing of the turbinates?

CPT for ENT: Nasal Endoscopy with a T & A

Q. What are the appropriate codes to report when a physician performs a nasal endoscopy and obtains multiple biopsies of the nasopharyngeal tissue in conjunction with a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A)?

Clinical Indicators: Rhinoplasty

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

Clinical Indicators: Inferior Turbinate Surgery

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

Clinical Indicators: Ethmoidectomy

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

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