Academy updates CPT for ENT articles

May 2016 - Vol. 35, No. 04

As part of a process to continue to provide the most up-to-date resources for our membership, Academy CPT experts have begun to reevaluate and update the Academy’s list of CPT for ENT articles. CPT for ENT articles are a collaborative effort among the Academy’s team of CPT Advisors, Members of the Physician Payment Policy (3P) Workgroup, and health policy staff. Articles are developed to address common coding questions received by the health policy team, as well as to clarify coding changes and correct coding principles for frequently reported ENT procedures. By updating these articles, the Academy continues to provide Members with the latest coding resources.

Academy CPT experts reviewed and updated the following CPT for ENT articles.

  • Cerumen Removal
  • Modifier -59 Scrutinized

Academy CPT experts decided to sunset the Cerumen Removal and Audiometry on the Same Date of Service CPT for ENT article. All updated CPT for ENT articles can be found at as part of the Academy’s Coding Corner.

In addition to CPT for ENT articles, the Academy’s Coding Corner offers access to AMA CPT Assistant articles, annual code change summaries, an updated annual list of the top 100 ENT billed services, template appeal letters, ICD-10 coding resources, and information on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services quality initiatives and reporting programs. All of these resources can be found at the Academy’s Coding Corner, which can be accessed at