Research Gaps - Otology

Click to view the research gaps identified in each of these clinical practice guidelines: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Cerumen Impaction Acute Otitis Externa Sudden Hearing Loss

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 for ENT: Modification to NCCI Edit for CPT 69424

You Asked, We Delivered: Academy Achieves Modification to NCCI Edit for CPT 69424 In early 2013, the Academy was approached by several members and coding experts regarding frequent denials by Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for claims whic

CPT for ENT: Cerumen Removal

For CY 2014, CPT 69210 was revised to clarify that the code is “unilateral” and in order to be reported, physicians must use some type of instrumentation (discussed further below) and may not remove ear wax solely by irrigation or lavage.  The new 20

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: Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP)

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