Pediatric Otolaryngology

Rhinology Outcome Tool: SN-5

Sinus and Nasal Quality of Life Survey (SN-5) Description Assesses health-related quality of life for children with persistent sinonasal symptoms Targeted Age Pediatrics Items (Domains) 5 (5) Estimated Completion Time < 5 minutes

Laryngology Outcome Tool: PV-RQOL

Pediatric Voice-Related Quality of Life Survey Description Assesses voice changes over time in the pediatric population Targeted Age Pediatrics Items (Domains) 10 Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

CPT for ENT: Septoplasty and Ablation of the Inferior Turbinates on the Same Date of Service

In November 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to change the Correct Coding Institute (CCI) modifier edit for the CPT code pair of 30520 - Septoplasty or submucous resection, with or without cartilage scoring, contour

CPT for ENT: Balloon Sinus Dilation

The AAO-HNS submitted three new code requests in October 2009 to the AMA for Category I CPT codes for the use of stand-alone balloon sinus dilation technology during endoscopic sinus surgery.

CPT for ENT: Nasal Endoscopy with a T & A

Q. What are the appropriate codes to report when a physician performs a nasal endoscopy and obtains multiple biopsies of the nasopharyngeal tissue in conjunction with a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A)?

Clinical Indicators: Mastoidectomy

Clinical Indicators are intended to help practitioners engage in the best practices, reduce errors, and improve value received.

Clinical Indicators: Myringotomy and Tympanostomy Tubes

Clinical Indicators are intended to help practitioners engage in the best practices, reduce errors, and improve value received. Information contained in the Clinical Indicators includes: Definitions Procedures and CPT Codes

Clinical Indicators: Stapedectomy

Clinical Indicators are intended to help practitioners engage in the best practices, reduce errors, and improve value received.

Clinical Indicators: Tympanoplasty

Clinical Indicators are intended to help practitioners engage in the best practices, reduce errors, and improve value received.

Clinical Indicators: Endoscopic Debridement

Clinical Indicators are intended to help practitioners engage in the best practices, reduce errors, and improve value received.

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