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  • Clinical Indicators: Septoplasty

    Clinical Indicator

    History (one or more required) Nasal airway obstruction (unilateral or bilateral) causing any of the following: mouth breathing, snoring, nasal congestion, …

  • Clinical Indicators: Rhinoplasty

    Clinical Indicator

    History (one or more required) Obstructed breathing (functional). Unsatisfactory appearance. Nasal injury (trauma) causing unsatisfactory breathing and/or…

  • Clinical Indicators: Laryngectomy

    Clinical Indicator

    History (all required) Symptoms--describe patient complaints of voice change, difficulty swallowing and/or breathing, hemoptysis, unexplained weight loss, t…

  • Clinical Indicators: Laryngoscopy/Nasopharyngoscopy

    Clinical Indicator

    *If appropriate, a "-25" modifier must be added to the Evaluation and Management (E & M) code if this procedure is performed on the same date. History (on…

  • Clinical Indicators: Inferior Turbinate Surgery

    Clinical Indicator

    History (required) Chronic nasal obstruction due in part to inferior turbinate hypertrophy. Failure of directed medical management with continued nasal sy…

  • Clinical Indicators: Ethmoidectomy

    Clinical Indicator

    History (one or more required) Failure of optimal medical management (describe) for acute orchronic ethmoid sinusitis. Multiple or recurrent nasal polyps c…

  • Clinical Indicators: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Pediatric

    Clinical Indicator

    History (one or more required)(The history must include specific symptoms and findings obtained by the otolaryngologist. A historical diagnosis labeled "sinu…

  • Clinical Indicators: Tracheostomy

    Clinical Indicator

     1. History (One or more required)a. Upper airway obstruction with any of the following: stridor, air hunger, retractions, obstructive sleep apnea bi…

  • Clinical Indicators: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Adult

    Clinical Indicator

    History (one or more required) Chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps (CRSsNP) with persistent symptoms and objective evidence of disease by endoscopic…

  • Clinical Indicators: Canalith Repositioning Procedures (CRPs)

    Clinical Indicator

    (Otolith Repositioning; Epley Maneuver; Semont Maneuver, Lateral canal repositioning maneuvers)Indications1. History (one or more required) Description of par…

  • Clinical Indicators: Endoscopic Debridement

    Clinical Indicator

    History (one or more required after failure of mechanical therapy) Postoperative care of endoscopic sinus surgery Postoperative hemorrhage Postoperative e…

  • Clinical Indicators: Diagnostic Nasal Endoscopy

    Clinical Indicator

    *Note: Separate Procedure by CPT definition means the code should not be reported with other procedures of which it is a part; in this case, therapeutic nasal/…

  • Clinical Indicators: Nasal Fracture (with or without septal fracture)

    Clinical Indicator

    History (required) Recent nasal trauma with deformity Physical Examination (required) Evidence of nasal septal fracture (with or without concomitant nasal…

  • Clinical Indicators: Mandibular Fracture

    Clinical Indicator

    History Trauma Malocclusion perceived by patient Trismus Airway patency concerns Physical Examination Evidence of fracture Palpate or visualize deform…

  • Clinical Indicators: Le Fort Fracture

    Clinical Indicator

    History Trauma, indicate mechanism of injury Clear rhinorrhea Visual problems Malocclusion/dental status Trismus Facial numbness Difficulty with sense…

  • Position Statement: Global Humanitarian Outreach

    Position Statement

    The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) recognizes that many of its members voluntarily engage in global humanitarian outreach e…

  • Position Statement: Humanitarian Photography

    Position Statement

    The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that photodocumentation of patients and procedures during humanitarian efforts is criti…

  • Clinical Indicators: Neck Dissection

    Clinical Indicator

    *Note: Radical neck dissection performed in conjunction with removal of a primary malignancy is coded with the primary; in some instances a single CPT codes de…

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