Rhinology

CPT for ENT: Nasal Sinus Endoscopy

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

CPT for ENT: Nasal Endoscopy and Laryngoscopy on the Same Date of Service

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-

CPT for ENT: Stereotactic Computer Assisted Navigation

Q: What is stereotactic computer assisted navigation and how can I bill for it (from January 1,  2011) when I perform FESS?

CPT for ENT: Intradermal Dilutional Testing

Q.Should physicians report CPT code 95027 by antigen or per dilution (test or stick)?

Allergy Outcomes Tool: RQLQ

Rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire (RQLQ) Description Measures the problems that adults with rhinoconjunctivitis experience in their day-to-day lives Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 28 (7) Estimated Completion Time 10-15 minutes

Allergy Outcomes Tool: PRQLQ

Pediatric Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (PRQLQ) Description 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 Targeted Age

Allergy Outcomes Tool: PAQLQ

  Pediatric allergic disease quality of life questionnaire (PAQLQ) Description Assesses for allergic disease that encompasses its effects on a child’s or teenager’s eyes, ears, nose, lungs, skin, emotions, and everyday activities Targeted Age

Facial Plastics/Rhinology Outcome Tool: NOSE Scale

Description Disease-specific health status instrument for use in patients with nasal obstruction Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 5 (N/A) Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes

Rhinology Outcome Tool: SNOT-20

Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-20 (SNOT-20) Description Patient-reported measure of outcome in sino-nasal disorders such as rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposis Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 20 (2) Estimated Completion Time 10 minutes

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

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