NCCI and MUE Updates

National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Edits

CPT for ENT: Flexible Laryngoscopic Procedures

Q: How do I code for percutaneous laryngeal injections using flexible endoscopic guidance?

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?

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: Intraoperative Neurophysiology Testing

Q: What is Intraoperative Neurophysiology Testing and can I bill for it?

CPT for ENT: Tympanostomy (PE Tube Removal)

Q:  How Do I code for PE tube removal?

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?