Snoring, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Sleep Apnea

Sleep Outcome Tool: OSD-6

  Obstructive Sleep Disorders-6 (OSD-6) Description Assesses sleep disordered breathing-related quality of life Targeted Age Pediatrics Items (Domains) 6 (6) Estimated Completion Time 5 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

Nasal Surgery and OSAS

Nasal surgery is a beneficial modality for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Tonsillectomy and OSAs

In the adult population, tonsillectomy is the appropriate first line treatment in select patients (Epstein 2009, Evidence Based Clinical Guideline).

Submucosal Ablation of the Tongue Base for OSAS

Adult patients with mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be successfully treated with submucosal radiofrequency tongue base ablation.(Powell 1999 and refs below) The majority of studies demonstrating effectiveness of tongue base submucosa

Clinical Indicators: Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty - UPPP

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: Tracheostomy

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

Clinical Indicators: Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy, Adenotonsillectomy

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

Clinical Indicators: Diagnostic Nasal Endoscopy

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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