Medical Billing For ENT(Otolaryngology)
Otolaryngology is a medical specialty that is focused on the ears, nose, and throat. It is also called otolaryngology head and neck surgery because specialists are trained in both medicine and surgery. An otolaryngologist is often called an ear, nose, and throat doctor, or an ENT for short.
Code Changes for Otolaryngology Procedures
The new and revised 2018 CPT codes for otolaryngology services finalized through the review process of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel and the AMA RVS Update Committee (RUC) are as follows:
15732-15738 Muscle Flap Family (up from 3 codes to 5 codes)
15734 Muscle, myocutaneous, or fasciocutaneous flap; trunk
15736 Muscle, myocutaneous, or fasciocutaneous flap; upper extremity
15738 Muscle, myocutaneous, or fasciocutaneous flap; lower extremity
15730 Midface flap (zygomaticofacial flap) with preservation of vascular pedicle(s)
15733 Muscle, myocutaneous, or fasciocutaneous flap; head and neck with named vascular pedicle (buccinators, genioglossus, temporalis, masseter, sternocleidomastoid, levator scapulae)
As an ENT or otolaryngology professional practicing in the United States, you know how important ENT medical billing is for you when it comes to getting timely payments for your services rendered but before these can be accurately billed, a lot of manual work and paperwork is usually needed by various authorities. These often take away from your productive time and can sometimes be a headache.
In any medical billing process, including ENT medical billing, your claims, and all paperwork in relation to it, you first convert the service you have provided to a particular patient into a billable claim then you submit this claim in the form of relevant documents and leave the medical billing company to follow up on the claim on your behalf but you and we both know that this process is not as straightforward and easy as writing about it.
With a stimulating mix of codes for a wide-ranging, sometimes different sets of procedures taken by an ENT professional, an RCM company indeed needs to know the gradations of the ENT specialty to help lessen denials and maximize reimbursements. IbexMedicalBilling knows what ENT practices need, and provides the required services and capabilities to help ensure capturing every dollar for every patient. Our staff knows how to process ENT claims accurately so you don’t have to. You can have confidence in our otolaryngology billing because we have years of experience in billing.