CPT for ENT is a collection of coding questions and answers compiled into specific articles that are meant to be used as an educational resource for physicians and physician practices. These articles are based on common coding questions received by the Academy’s health policy team. CPT for ENT articles have been created as a collaborative effort between the Academy’s team of CPT and RUC Advisors, members of the Academy’s Physician Payment Policy (3P) workgroup, and health policy staff.

The intent of these articles is to provide clear and concise ENT coding scenarios and to provide correct coding principles and guidance for frequently reported ENT procedures. CPT for ENT articles are not intended to be used as legal, medical, or business advice and are not a guarantee of reimbursement, nor are they meant to serve as the definitive or sole authority on billing and coding issues.  The applicability of AAO-HNS billing and coding guidance for a particular procedure must be determined by the responsible physician in light of all the circumstances presented by the individual patient. Physician practices are encouraged to consult with their own coding and billing advisers, as well as Medicare and private carriers about how to bill and code particular services or procedures.

While the Academy does not provide individualized coding or billing advice, we do offer several comprehensive resources to aid AAO-HNS members in their practice decisions. The Academy’s Coding Corner makes accessing the newest coding and reimbursement tools simple and straightforward for members.

As an alternative, if you have an individualized coding or billing question, and you are a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), you can access the ACS coding hotline at 800-227-7911.

For clinical feedback on your inquiry, please consider posting on ENTConnect.


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If you would like to suggest a new topic for consideration, please email your inquiry to [email protected].

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