Otolaryngology

Barbara Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPCO, CENTC is one of the country’s top coders and consultants in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery.  

AMA Updates Flap and Turbinectomy Codes For 2018

Other than the FESS CPT® changes for 2018, there are a few more CPT® updates to note for the upcoming year. The first changes have to do with Flaps (skin and/or deep tissues). Additional instructions were added to these codes, stating: “The regions …

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New FESS Codes for 2018

2018 brings us new functional endoscopic sinus surgery codes (FESS) which bundle a total ethmoidectomy with both a frontal sinusotomy and a sphenoidotomy with and without removal of tissue. 2018 CPT® also provides a new bundled code for a frontal and…

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New FESS Coding for 2018

AAPC’s Knowledge Center welcomes Barbara Cobuzzi as a regular contributor. Nasal Sinus Endoscopy According to the American Rhinologic Society, several nasal sinus endoscopy services were identified as potentially misvalued because billing patt…

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Explore 2018 Changes for Otolaryngology

Here’s the clarity you need to use new procedure codes, modifiers, and bundling rules correctly. CPT® 2018 introduces important changes for nasal/sinus endoscopy coding, including several new codes that bundle endoscopic procedures often performed tog…

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