Rhinology

Research Gaps - Adult Sinusitis

Research needs are as follows:  Define the natural history and management of subacute rhinosinusitis.  Determine the validity of diagnosing ABRS by patient history without confirmatory physical examination. 

Research Gaps - Allergy

Click to view the research gaps identified in this clinical practice guidelines: Adult Sinusitis  

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: Coding 31000 with Balloon Dilation Procedures

CPT for ENT: Coding 31000 with Balloon Dilation Procedures

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.

CPT for ENT: Turbinectomy Guidance

  Q:  I am experiencing denials on turbinectomy codes 30130 and 30140 when billed concurrently with a septoplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery procedures. Can you explain why?

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: Changes to the Esophagoscopy Family of Codes for CY 2014

As members are likely aware, 2014 brings significant changes to the Esophagoscopy family of CPT codes.

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