CPT 2017 captures the most up to date clinical services for ear, nose, and throat specialists. CPT® 2017 brings several code changes for otorhinolaryngology, a specialty that has seen few, if any, code changes in the past several years. The changes are primarily new codes, with some code revisions, to keep the codes up to ...
In Audit
Feb 27th, 2015
by Charla Prillaman, CPCO, CPC, CPC-I, CCC, CEMC, CPMA A wise shopper with an interest in purchasing wholesome, nourishing food products will read the label on products. A shopper deciding among many products to help control weeds in the lawn will gain invaluable information from reading the label. A patient who has been prescribed medication ...
Feb 24th, 2012
With the ICD-10 implementation date still a year away it’s a great time for physicians to ready themselves for the coding changeover. In a recent ENT Today article AAPC’s VP of ICD-10 training and education Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CENTC was featured as an expert source on the topic. “It is imperative that practices begin ...
In Coding
Mar 8th, 2011
By Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC, CENTC CPT® 2011 brings more than a dozen code changes of particular relevance to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) practices. Among the most prominent is the addition of three codes to report endoscopic dilation of the sinus ostia: 31295      Nasal/sinus endoscopy, surgical; with dilation of ...
Mar 1st, 2011
From bronchoscopy to tongue excision and dizziness to drooling, here’s what’s new for ENT. By Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC, CENTC CPT® 2011 brings more than a dozen code changes of particular relevance to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) practices. Among the most prominent is the addition of three codes to ...