CPT for ENT: Changes to +15777 Implantation of Biologic Implant Code for CY 2013

For CY 2013, the CPT Editorial Panel has modified the descriptor for add on code +15777 and has limited this code’s use to biologic implants placed into breast and/or trunk sites only. The new text is underlined below.

CPT for ENT: Turbinectomy Guidance

  Q:  I am experiencing denials on turbinectomy codes 30130 and 30140 when billed concurrently with a septoplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery procedures. Can you explain why?

CPT for ENT: Eagle's Syndrome

Eagle’s Syndrome Q: How do I code for Eagle’s Syndrome and its treatment?

CPT for ENT: Fine Needle Aspiration

Q: How do I code for fine needle aspiration? A: The codes are CPT 10021 Fine needle aspiration; without imaging guidance and CPT 10022 Fine needle aspiration; with imaging guidance. Each code has a professional and technical component.

CPT for ENT: Laryngoscopy

AMA Code Manager (2nd quarter, 2007) states that codes 31545 Laryngoscopy, direct, operative, with operating microscope or telescope, with submucosal removal of non-neoplastic lesion(s) of vocal cord; reconstruction with local tissue flap(s) and 3154

CPT for ENT: Modifier- 59 Scrutinized

Modifier -–59 Distinct Procedural Service is described by the American Medical Association’s CPT 2004 Professional Edition as, “For procedure(s)/services(s) not ordinarily performed or encountered on the same day by the same physician, but appropriat

CPT for ENT: Separate Procedure - What Does It Mean

The term "Separate Procedure" is part of the nomenclature found in the AMA Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT), in the "Surgery Guidelines" found in the front section of the book (page 45 in the 2007 Professional Edition).

CPT for ENT: Tympanoplasty

Coding Brief: Tympanoplasty

CPT for ENT: Changes to the Esophagoscopy Family of Codes for CY 2014

As members are likely aware, 2014 brings significant changes to the Esophagoscopy family of CPT codes.

CPT for ENT: Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP)

Q: What is the correct code to report for Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) testing?