Visit the advocacy booth at the Annual Meeting

September 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 8

With the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience approaching, now is the time to learn more about advocacy-related programming available at the upcoming meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The Advocacy booth will provide attendees with greater access to information regarding the Academy’s legislative, political, health policy, and grassroots programs. A satellite booth will be easily accessible near the Boards of Directors and Board of Governors events on Saturday, October 6, only. For the remainder of the meeting, the Advocacy booth will be located at the Georgia World Congress Center, Building B.

Stop by the Advocacy booth to learn more about our various programs and:

  • Receive updates on legislation and regulations impacting your practice and your patients.
  • Join the ENT Advocacy Network for timely updates on political and legislative issues and a free subscription to the monthly e-newsletter The ENT Advocate.
  • Sign up for the Academy’s grassroots programs by becoming a State Tracker, or volunteer for PROJECT 535. Learn how to schedule local meetings with your legislators via the Academy’s I-GO program.
  • Learn more about and make your 2018 contribution to ENT PAC* and grab a snack!
  • Receive updates on the CY 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule & Quality Payment Program proposed rule. A new panel presentation is being added to the 2018 Annual Meeting program to support the specialty in understanding new CMS policies and payment proposals affecting the day-to-day practice of otolaryngology. This session will be held on Monday, October 8, from 1:15 – 2:15 pm (ET).
  • Learn about the various private payment advocacy efforts achieved in the last year.

Also, in recognition of our 2018 PAC investors and advocacy leaders, the ENT PAC Board of Advisors will host the Annual Advocacy Leadership Luncheon. This invite-only event is a unique opportunity to learn about the Academy’s political strategy and decision-making process, network with fellow colleagues, and hear remarks from a guest speaker. This year’s luncheon will be held on Monday, October 8, from 11:30 am -1:00 pm (ET).

For more information regarding these advocacy-related events, contact govtaffairs@entnet.org.

*Contributions to ENT PAC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Contributions are voluntary, and all members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery have the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. Federal law prohibits ENT PAC from accepting contributions from foreign nationals. By law, if your contributions are made using a personal check or credit card, ENT PAC may use your contribution only to support candidates in federal elections. All corporate contributions to ENT PAC will be used for educational and administrative fees of ENT PAC, and other activities permissible under federal law. Federal law requires ENT PAC to use its best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and the name of the employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.