Otolaryngologists use a variety of safe and efficacious techniques and instruments to perform tonsil and adenoid surgery. Based on available data, the AAO-HNS does not find that one technique or instrument is clearly superior.
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
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-
Pediatric Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (PRQLQ)
A disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument focusing on physical and emotional impact of disease in children 6 to 12 years of age
Pediatric allergic disease quality of life questionnaire (PAQLQ)
Assesses for allergic disease that encompasses its effects on a childs or teenagers eyes, ears, nose, lungs, skin, emotions, and everyday activities