2017 Coding Updates for Otolaryngology

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Prerecorded Event
Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CENTC, COC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPCO, AAPC Fellow
60 minutes
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Get in Sync with the 2017 Otolaryngology Coding Updates?


Keeping up to date with the latest coding rule changes and avoiding denials due to incorrect reporting of services is crucial to the health of your practice. Join Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, COC , CPC-P, CPC-I , CPCO, CENTC, AAPC Approved ICD-10-CM Instructor in this informative session to learn about the 2017 CPT® coding changes to Otolaryngology. Learn about the latest revisions, deletions and additions in Otolaryngology, along with various other regulation changes from our expert speaker

Session Highlights:

  • 2017 CPT® Codes Additions –
    • 31572 - Laryngoscopy, flexible; diagnostic with ablation or destruction of lesion(s) with laser, unilateral
    • 31573 - Laryngoscopy, flexible; diagnostic with therapeutic injection(s) (eg, chemodenervation agent or corticosteroid, injected percutaneous, transoral, or via endoscope channel), unilateral
    • 31574 - Laryngoscopy, flexible; diagnostic with injection(s) for augmentation (eg, percutaneous, transoral), unilateral
  • 2017 CPT® Codes Deletion –
    • 31582 - for laryngeal stenosis, with graft or core mold, including tracheotomy
    • 31588 - Laryngoplasty, not otherwise specified (eg, for burns, reconstruction after partial laryngectomy)
  • 2017 CPT® Codes Revisions –
    • 92612 - Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing by cine or video recording
    • 92613 - Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing by cine or video recording, interpretation and report only
    • 92614 - Flexible endoscopic evaluation, laryngeal sensory testing by cine or video recording
  • What CPT® codes have been eliminated and no longer are billable, causing denials
  • Otolaryngology specific examples how to use the new codes and how the changes effect the practice
  • Insights on the general guidelines used in CPT®
  • What documentation payers expect you to provide for full reimbursement
  • Section specific guidelines

Session Snapshots:

  • Flexible Laryngoscopy Coding
  • Why is 31574 Performed?
  • 2017 Medicare Fees For Modified and New Laryngoscopy CPT® Codes
  • 2017 Medicare Fees For Modified and New Open Laryngoplasty CPT® Codes
  • Flexible Laryngoplasty Coding
  • LCDs
  • Special Otorhinolaryngologic Services
  • New Modifier for Synchronous Telemedicine
  • Appendix P - Synchronous Telemedicine
  • Removal of Impacted Cerumen
  • Supervision and Preparation of Allergy Serum
  • Allergy Injections “Off The Board”

Who should attend?

Billing staff, coding staff, doctors, office managers, and collection

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About Our Speaker

Barbara J. Cobuzzi - Healthcare Compliance Training Expert

Barbara J. Cobuzzi owns CRN Healthcare Solutions which provides value added provider consulting services. She holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from New York University. She holds certifications from the AAPC as a CPC (certified physician coder), COC (certified hospital outpatient coder), CPC-P (certified payer coder) a CPC-I (certified coding instructor) and a CPCO (certified professional compliance officer). She also holds...   More Info
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