Post Nasal Drip, Rhinorrhea

Allergy

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. states that the management of allergic disorders is an integral part of the specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Adopted 10/20/1982 Revised 2/4/1989 Reviewed 2/27/1993

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: 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: 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: 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: Intradermal Dilutional Testing

Q.Should physicians report CPT code 95027 by antigen or per dilution (test or stick)?

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

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