fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory testing

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fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory testing

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FEESST

A fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) test in which pulses of air are used to assess the responsiveness of the laryngeal muscles to stimulation.
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The protocols for MBS and FEESST have been described in detail elsewhere.
Charging on the basis of the three FEESST CPT codes (31575, 92520-59, and 92525) plus the initial consult code resulted in a mean reimbursement of $230.
The average total reimbursement for FEESST was significantly lower than that for MBS (p[less than]0.
In summary, Medicare reimbursement for the initial inpatient FEESST was 28% less than that for MBS ($322.
The cost-effectiveness of FEESST compared with MBS in the diagnosis and management of dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer can be more fully appreciated if one extrapolates the expected savings we found to the nation as a whole.