Laryngology

Clinical Practice Guideline: Tonsillectomy in Children

Leadership: Reginald Baugh, MD (Chair); Sanford Archer, MD (Assistant Chair); Ron Mitchell, MD (Assistant Chair); Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)

Clinical Practice Guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia)

Leadership: Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH (Chair), Seth M. Cohen, MD, MPH (Assistant Chair), Seth H. Dailey, MD (Assistant Chair), Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)

Research Gaps - Improving Voice Outcomes After Thyroid Surgery

The Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Voice Outcomes after Thyroid Surgery was based on the current body of evidence regarding voice outcomes during thyroid surgery.

Research Gaps - Hoarseness

While there is a body of literature from which these guidelines were drawn, significant gaps in our knowledge about hoarseness and its management remain.

Research Gaps - Laryngology/Broncho-esophagology

Click to view the research gaps identified in this clinical practice guideline: Hoarseness (dysphonia) Improving Voice Outcomes after Thyroid Surgery

CPT for ENT: Utilizing Unlisted CPT Codes

CPT for ENT: How to effectively utilize unlisted CPT codesCreated: August 2013 Q: When should I use an unlisted code? A: An unlisted code should be used to report a procedure when no Category I or III CPT code exists to describe the procedure.

CPT Code Changes for 2014

There are several Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) code changes for 2014 applicable to otolaryngologists. Below is a summary of these changes.

Chemodenervation of the Larynx - Botulinum Toxin

Coding for Chemodenervation of the Larynx / Botulinum Toxin Q: What is the Academy's recommendation for billing Chemodenervation of the Larynx / Botulinum toxin injections of the larynx?

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

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