ENT Advocacy network – Keep an ear to the ground

July 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 6

As an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon, you are fully aware of the numerous challenges faced in the day-to-day practice of medicine. Increased liability premiums, decreasing reimbursements, and burdensome regulations continue to threaten the viability of your practice and hinder your ability to provide patients with the highest quality of care. So how do physicians change the policies and regain control of the practice of medicine? By getting involved in the legislative process!

Elected officials often look to physicians in their districts for expertise when trying to develop or change healthcare policies. The AAO-HNS provides numerous opportunities for members to influence federal and state health policies, educate elected officials, and invest in the future of otolaryngology. By joining the ENT Advocacy Network, you can take an active role in changing bills and regulations affecting the practice of otolaryngology.

Members of the ENT Advocacy Network have access to:

  • The ENT Advocate, a monthly e-newsletter providing up-to-the-minute legislative updates
  • Briefing materials about the Academy’s legislative priorities
  • Assistance in organizing and hosting a member of Congress or state legislator at your practice
  • Pre-written messages or talking points to use in contacting your members of Congress and state legislators

Successful legislative advocacy starts with YOU! Join the ENT Advocacy Network today and become an active participant in the political process. To sign up, visit www.entnet.org/content/ent-advocacy-network. Questions? Email govtaffairs@entnet.org.