Category: Art-Otolaryngology

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Learn the Latest in Otorhinolaryngology Coding

AAPC News –  March 2017 by Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP 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...

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Zoom In On the Rules for Reporting +69990 with Ear Procedures

Healthcare Business Monthly – November 2016by Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP CPT® tells us when not to separately report the use of an operating microscope. We’ll tell you when you should. Many otolaryngologists use an operating microscope when performing ear procedures in the operating room. Coders often wonder if it is acceptable to report CPT®...

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Coding and Reimbursement Strategies: Using an Unlisted Code for Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Coding and Reimbursement Strategies: Using an Unlisted Code for Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery – April 2013 by Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP and Mary LeGrand, RN, MA, CCS-P, CPC The American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) codes for reporting medical services and procedures performed by physicians must be used to bill services to third party...

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