Academy releases new and updated Position Statements

April 2017 - Vol. 36, No. 3

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 March Board of Directors Meeting, three Position Statements, two of which were new, were 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. Three different Academy committees worked in conjunction with the Physician Payment Policy (3P) Workgroup to provide revisions and/or to recommend and develop new Position Statements. The table provides more detail on the approved Position Statements and the Academy committees involved.

Additional Position Statements are expected to be added to the list after the September 2017 Board of Directors meeting. 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  www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/PositionStatementTemplateand DevelopmentProcess.pdf.