At The Forefront

September 2019 – Vol. 38, No. 8

American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology report

The American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology (ASGO) was founded in 2007 by a group of otolaryngologists who recognized the needs of the fast-growing older population. The care of geriatric patients requires knowledge not only of the disorders they are likely to acquire, but also of the critical differences in management.

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New practice management resources for young physicians

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery’s Young Physicians Section (YPS), which includes all AAO-HNS members younger than 40 years old and/or less than eight years in practice, has had a productive year. A recent survey of YPS members highlighted a need for more information regarding practice management topics.

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DON’T MISS THE LATEST PODCAST FROM OTO JOURNAL

Barriers Pushed Aside: Insights on Career and Family Success from Women Leaders in Academic Otolaryngology

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BOG highlights opioid epidemic

I learned about the role the Board of Governors (BOG) serves to our Academy in my initial years as an Academy member, but it wasn’t until I went to my first BOG committee meeting that I learned what it really does. The BOG serves as our direct route to communicate with the AAO-HNS Board of Directors and to advocate and educate on our behalf on issues that are most concerning to our practices.

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AAO-HNS releases new position statement

Following an extensive review process by multiple AAO-HNS committees and the Physician Payment Policy (3P) Workgroup, the Executive Committee approved a new Position Statement on “In-Office Placement of Tubes in Pediatric Patients While Awake.”

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Coding Alert

Proper coding of medical and surgical physician services is critical for accurate and efficient functioning of the fee-for-service payment system most of us operate under. Considerable effort goes into assignment and description of CPT codes used to describe physician services, which are then valued through an equally stringent process.

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AAO-HNSF International Visiting Scholarship Q&A with Rohit Singh, MBBS, MS, DNB, Manipal, India

Dr. Singh received the first AAO-HNSF International Visiting Scholarship for the AAO-HNSF 2010 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience from Gregory W. Randolph, MD, Past President, in Boston, Massachusetts, who was serving as the AAO-HNSF International Coordinator at the time.

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International Congress of ORL-HNS 2019

The International Congress of  ORL-HNS 2019, in conjunction with the 93rd Annual Congress of the Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the 2019 Spring Meeting of the Korean Association of Otorhinolaryngologists, was held April 25-28 in Seoul, South Korea.

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How to champion the Reg-ent registry in your institution

Need help getting your colleagues and/or leadership team on board with joining the Reg-ent registry? Here are a few key steps to help you get your organization signed up and started with Reg-ent.

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