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what is the term for the channel between the middle ear and the nasopharynx?
auditory tube/ eustachian tube
benign tumor arising from the acoustic vastibulocochlear nerve (eighth cranial nerve)
snail shaped spirally wound tube in the inner ear. ( contains hearing sensitive receptor cells)
modifiers are used to indicate what type of information?
altered service, bilateral procedure, multiple procedures, professional part of the service/ procedure only, more than one physician/ surgeon
what type of service is modifier 51 (multiple procedures) used on?
preformed on same day or same session by the same provider (except e/m codes)
modifier 80 (assistant surgeon) is used when?
a surgical asst. provides service to the primary surgeon.
modifier 32 (service mandated) pick an example of when a service is mandated.
police requirement for a rape or abuse victim. third party payer or worker's compensation.
bruising of the brain tissues along or just beneath its surface accompanied by symptoms lasting more than 24 hours describes a:
what is the medical term for periodic severe headaches that may be completely incapacitating?
what is the medical term for a chronic brain disorder characterized by sudden episodes of abnormally intense electrical activity in the brain?
what is the medical term for inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord?
what is the medical term for a highly contagious viral disease that affects the anterior horn cells of the gray matter in the spinal cord?
polyomyelities / post polio syndrome
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