CHICAGO-Important aspects of coding and reimbursement for otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons-including some controversial coding issues-were covered in the American Rhinologic Society (ARS)’s Patient Advocacy Panel here at the 2006 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM). The panel was moderated by Michael Setzen, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at New York University School of Medicine, Chief of the Rhinology Section at North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset (NY), and Chair of the ARS Patient Advocacy Committee. Dr. Setzen introduced the subject by saying, To receive appropriate reimbursement, one must document, show medical necessity, and use proper coding.
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Dr. Setzen and two other speakers covered several important coding topics, and here are some highlights from their presentation.
Image Guidance System
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