Health Policy  Update morphs into podcast

March 2017 - Vol. 36, No. 02

Over the last few years, the Academy sent regular Health Policy Update emails to all practicing physicians in the United States. These regular HP Updates included all the Academy’s regulatory and socioeconomic advocacy updates and provided Members with timely information and educational resources to keep them up-to-date on issues that affect their practice.

Starting in March, as part of the newly developed frequENTcy series,  a podcast developed by the Academy, the HP Update will shift to a quarterly discussion on all regulatory and socioeconomic topics with Academy leaders and Members. The HP Update will provide direct access to leading health policy experts within the Academy, allowing Members to download and listen at their convenience.

Just in time for the AAO-HNS/F 2017 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting being held March 10-13 in  Alexandria, VA, the March episode of the HP Update will feature discussions on the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and how practices are preparing to report. Robert Lorenz, MD, MBA, and Jane T. Dillon, MD, MBA, leaders of the Physician Payment Policy (3P) Workgroup, discuss the ins and outs of 2017 MIPS reporting requirements. The HP Update also features a conversation with Lance A. Manning, MD, who provides insights on how his private practice is preparing for MIPS and how you can too.

You can listen to the HP Update and all frequENTcy podcasts by downloading the OTO Central App from iTunes or Google Play.