Academy, 3P Workgroup collaborate to review position statements

November 2017 – Vol. 36, No. 10

Position Statements are used to designate a statement, policy, or declaration of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and Foundation (AAO-HNS/F) on a particular topic or set of topics. This year, at the September Board of Directors meeting, two Position Statements were revised and approved for use in state and federal regulatory or advocacy efforts, or to clarify the AAO-HNS/F approval or disapproval of certain practices in medicine.

The Sleep Disorders Committee and Rhinology and Paranasal Sinus Committee worked in conjunction with the Physician Payment Policy (3P) Workgroup to provide revisions and finalize the Position Statements. The following statements have been updated:

  • Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Nasal Surgery and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Additional Position Statements are expected in the coming months. If Academy members are interested in developing new Position Statements, submissions are considered on an ongoing basis and approved during spring or fall Board of Directors meetings. For guidance on creating a new Position Statement, visit