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  • CPT for ENT: Endoscopic Laryngoplasty

    CPT for ENTs

    Q: How can I report an endoscopic laryngoplasty?A: The Academy recommends the use of CPT code 31599- “Unlisted code, larynx” to report an endoscopic laryngopla…

  • CPT for ENT: Flexible Laryngoscopic Procedures

    CPT for ENTs

    Q: How do I code for percutaneous laryngeal injections using flexible endoscopic guidance?A: Percutaneous laryngeal injections performed using flexible laryngo…

  • CPT for ENT: Laryngoscopy

    CPT for ENTs

    As of the 2nd quarter of 2007, codes 31545 Laryngoscopy, direct, operative, with operating microscope or telescope, with submucosal removal of non-neoplastic l…

  • CPT for ENT: Chemodenervation of the Larynx – Botulinum Toxin

    CPT for ENTs

    Q: What is the Academy's recommendation for billing Botulinum toxin A injections of the larynx?A: Botulinum toxin - A is most commonly administered in the lary…

  • CPT for ENT: Changes to the Esophagoscopy Family of Codes for CY 2014

    CPT for ENTs

    As members are likely aware, 2014 brings significant changes to the Esophagoscopy family of CPT codes. Specifically, the code set was revised to more clearly i…

  • CPT for ENT: Zenker’s Diverticulum

    CPT for ENTs

    Zenker's Diverticulum is a pouch found above the cervical esophagus. It causes swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia), regurgitation, weight loss, and other sympt…

  • Laryngology Outcome Tool: VHI

    Research Outcome Tools

    Voice Handicap Index (VHI)DescriptionQuantifies the psychological consequences of voice disordersTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)30 (3)Estimated Completion Ti…

  • Laryngology Outcome Tool: VHI-10

    Research Outcome Tools

    Voice Handicap Index-10DescriptionMeasures voice handicap in the general adult populationTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)10 (1)Estimated Completion Time5 minu…

  • Laryngology Outcome Tool: VOS

    Research Outcome Tools

    Voice Outcome Survey (VOS)DescriptionEvaluates patient limitations in certain daily activities that require speaking or limitations in their social or work-rel…

  • Laryngology Outcome Tool: V-RQOL

    Research Outcome Tools

    Voice-Related Quality of Life SurveyDescriptionAssesses dysphonic patients and their treatment outcomesTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)10 (2)Estimated Complet…

  • Laryngology Outcome Tool: PV-RQOL

    Research Outcome Tools

    Pediatric Voice-Related Quality of Life SurveyDescriptionAssesses voice changes over time in the pediatric populationTargeted AgePediatricsItems (Domains)10Est…

  • AAO34: Dysphonia: Postoperative Laryngeal Examination

    Quality Measure

    Download PDFHigh Priority: No; N/ANQF Number: N/APercentage of patients age 18 years and older who were diagnosed with new onset dysphonia within 2 months afte…

  • FLEX FAQ

    What is FLEX?Q: What is FLEX?A: FLEX—Focused Lifelong Education Xperience is the Academy’s new flagship education product that launched in September 2020. FLEX…

  • Clinical Indicators: Adenoidectomy

    Clinical Indicator

    History (One or more required) Four or greater episodes of recurrent purulent rhinorrhea in prior 12 months in a child <12 years of age. One episode shou…

  • Clinical Indicators: Parotidectomy

    Clinical Indicator

    History (one or more required) Parotid mass. Chronic parotitis. A neck mass with histologic findings of metastatic parotid tumor. Parotid duct stone. Ma…

  • Clinical Indicators: Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy, Adenotonsillectomy in Childhood

    Clinical Indicator

    History (one or more required)The guideline includes the following statements*: Watchful waiting for recurrent throat infection: Clinicians should recommend…

  • Clinical Indicators: Palatopharyngoplasty for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Clinical Indicator

    History (One or more required) Chronic snoring Restless or interrupted sleep Excessive daytime sleepiness Witnessed apneas or gasping during sleep Prese…

  • 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…

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