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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Don't Stop Preparing for ICD-10, Despite the Implementation Delay

Silver lining: Congress also halts the expected 24 percent physician pay cut. Otolaryngology physicians and coders have more time to prepare for ICD-10 codes such as H72.01 (Central perforation of tympanic membrane, right ear) and J35.01 (Chronic tonsillitis), thanks to recent legislation.  Congress and President Obama took steps to avoid the 24 percent pay cut that physician practices were poised [...]

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