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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Nasal Function Studies

The article -Expert Advice: Get 92512 Covered in 5 Appeal-Winning Steps- in Vol. 9, No. 10 should have referred to Empire Medicare, not Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, covering 92512. The operations director cited in the article did not say that she was not responsible for getting Medicare to cover rhinometries but rather that she uses the fact that Empire Medicare covers this code (along with the FDA letter and research articles) when appealing denials or when trying to get payment policies revised. -Empire B/C does NOT cover this service despite all of our attempts through the years to change that,- clarifies Laura Colbert Carbonaro, director of central billing operations for ENT and Allergy Associates LLP in Tarrytown, N.Y.