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September 2019 – Vol. 38, No. 8

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The Leading Edge

Are we there yet? The AAO-HNS/F journey continues

The M Team (the Merati family) is climbing into the M-Mobile* and hitting the road again this summer. We are fortunate to have this freedom and capacity to explore our beloved U.S. for leisure time together. The 2019 summer plan is a grand loop from Seattle out to Glacier National Park and up into the Okanagan in British Columbia.

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Roadmap for education

Thirty-seven years ago, New Orleans hosted the first Annual Meeting of the newly formed American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Medicine has changed a great deal since that hallmark meeting, but the educational mission that led the former American Academy of Otolaryngology and American Council of Otolaryngology to merge remains alive and well at your current day AAO-HNS/F.

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At The Forefront

American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology report

The American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology (ASGO) was founded in 2007 by a group of otolaryngologists who recognized the needs of the fast-growing older population. The care of geriatric patients requires knowledge not only of the disorders they are likely to acquire, but also of the critical differences in management.

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New practice management resources for young physicians

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery’s Young Physicians Section (YPS), which includes all AAO-HNS members younger than 40 years old and/or less than eight years in practice, has had a productive year. A recent survey of YPS members highlighted a need for more information regarding practice management topics.

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DON’T MISS THE LATEST PODCAST FROM OTO JOURNAL

Barriers Pushed Aside: Insights on Career and Family Success from Women Leaders in Academic Otolaryngology

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BOG highlights opioid epidemic

I learned about the role the Board of Governors (BOG) serves to our Academy in my initial years as an Academy member, but it wasn’t until I went to my first BOG committee meeting that I learned what it really does. The BOG serves as our direct route to communicate with the AAO-HNS Board of Directors and to advocate and educate on our behalf on issues that are most concerning to our practices.

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AAO-HNS releases new position statement

Following an extensive review process by multiple AAO-HNS committees and the Physician Payment Policy (3P) Workgroup, the Executive Committee approved a new Position Statement on “In-Office Placement of Tubes in Pediatric Patients While Awake.”

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Coding Alert

Proper coding of medical and surgical physician services is critical for accurate and efficient functioning of the fee-for-service payment system most of us operate under. Considerable effort goes into assignment and description of CPT codes used to describe physician services, which are then valued through an equally stringent process.

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AAO-HNSF International Visiting Scholarship Q&A with Rohit Singh, MBBS, MS, DNB, Manipal, India

Dr. Singh received the first AAO-HNSF International Visiting Scholarship for the AAO-HNSF 2010 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience from Gregory W. Randolph, MD, Past President, in Boston, Massachusetts, who was serving as the AAO-HNSF International Coordinator at the time.

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International Congress of ORL-HNS 2019

The International Congress of  ORL-HNS 2019, in conjunction with the 93rd Annual Congress of the Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the 2019 Spring Meeting of the Korean Association of Otorhinolaryngologists, was held April 25-28 in Seoul, South Korea.

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How to champion the Reg-ent registry in your institution

Need help getting your colleagues and/or leadership team on board with joining the Reg-ent registry? Here are a few key steps to help you get your organization signed up and started with Reg-ent.

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Practice Profile

Practice Profile: Staying true to her calling

On day one I was hooked. I immediately saw otolaryngology as a career that changed the way patients experience the world and the way the world sees them. This seemed like such an intimate field of medicine that I knew I wanted to be a part of it,” said Dana L. Crosby, MD, MPH.

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Features

Guide to completing your Annual Meeting evaluation

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AAO-HNSF designated the 2019 Annual Meeting activity for a maximum of 29 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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#OTOMTG19 provides exclusive education opportunities beyond New Orleans

The Annual Meeting education opportunities don’t end when you depart New Orleans, LA. All attendees who purchased a “Full Conference” registration will receive unlimited access to all 2019 recorded education sessions through AcademyU® for three years.

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Education: core to our mission

This has been an exciting time for Foundation education. From spending this past year on an extensive assessment of the Academy’s education offerings to charting a course for the future of education, much work has been done by the education volunteers and Foundation education team led by Tirza Lofgreen, CHES, Director of Education.

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OTOSource and COCLIA: Impact learning for resident education

The goals of OTOSource and COCLIA are to provide residents, program directors, faculty, and practicing otolaryngologists a standard study guide with teaching tools to assist with board certification, recertification, and lifelong learning.

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2019-2020 Home Study Course – Register Now!

HSC is a compendium of relevant and timely scientific journal articles for residents and practicing physicians spanning across all eight specialty areas in a practical four-section format with online exam submissions, immediate access to exam scores, and course completion transcripts.

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Leadership transition in Foundation education

Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, has been actively involved in otolaryngology education on a national level since his residency, first as a member of the Core Otolaryngology Education Faculty of the AAO-HNSF followed by many years as a member of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Education Committee (POEC). Since 2015, he has served as Chair of the POEC and a member of the Education Steering Committee.

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Quality care for the transgender patient

Wendy B. Stern, MD, a member of the AAO-HNS Diversity and Inclusion Committee, interviews Jeffrey H. Spiegel, MD, Chief of the Facial Plastic Surgery Program and Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine, regarding caring for transgender patients.

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JUST RELEASED: 4TH Edition of the AAO-HNSF’s Primary Care Otolaryngology eBook

We invite you to take a journey into learning the fundamentals of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery. This concise, yet informative handbook is intended to provide the necessary information for medical students and allied health professionals early in their career.

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Be an advocate for otolaryngology

Otolaryngology advocacy chart.

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Tonsils, adenoids, and long term immune function

In this Bulletin segment, the AAO-HNSF Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine (OREBM) Committee shares highlights and accompanying commentary from a 2018 article titled “Association of Long-term Risk of Respiratory, Allergic, and Infectious Diseases With Removal of Adenoids and Tonsils in Childhood” by Byars et al.

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Online Extras

American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology report

The American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology (ASGO) was founded in 2007 by a group of otolaryngologists who recognized the needs of the fast-growing older population. The care of geriatric patients requires knowledge not only of the disorders they are likely to acquire, but also of the critical differences in management.

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New practice management resources for young physicians

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery’s Young Physicians Section (YPS), which includes all AAO-HNS members younger than 40 years old and/or less than eight years in practice, has had a productive year. A recent survey of YPS members highlighted a need for more information regarding practice management topics.

READ MORE

BOG highlights opioid epidemic

I learned about the role the Board of Governors (BOG) serves to our Academy in my initial years as an Academy member, but it wasn’t until I went to my first BOG committee meeting that I learned what it really does. The BOG serves as our direct route to communicate with the AAO-HNS Board of Directors and to advocate and educate on our behalf on issues that are most concerning to our practices.

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