Committees and 3P Workgroup approve nine Position Statements

October 2016 - Vol. 35, No. 9

statementsPosition 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. At the  September Board of Directors Meeting, nine Position Statements (three 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. Five Academy Committees worked in  conjunction with the Physician Payment Policy (3P) Workgroup to provide revisions, reaffirm and/or recommend, and develop  new Position Statements. The table lists  the approved Position Statements and the Academy committees involved.

New Position Statements are expected to be added after the March 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 Boards of Directors’ meetings. For guidance on creating a new Position Statement, visit