2016 AAO-HNS election results

The AAO-HNS extends its greatest appreciation to the candidates of the 2017 election for their dedication and willingness to serve. The Nominating Committee presented the membership with an ... READ MORE

Reg-ent℠ and MIPS 2017 reporting

Although not all Academy members and Reg-ent participants need a MIPS reporting solution, for those that do, Reg-ent provides a comprehensive solution. Reg-ent has the capability to report the three ... READ MORE

Reg-ent℠ at AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience

It’s almost time for the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Chicago, IL. Whether you are a current Reg-ent participant, interested in becoming one, or just want to learn more about ... READ MORE

CPT Assistant on new flexible laryngoscopy codes released

For the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) 2017 code set, six new codes were added for reporting open treatment of laryngeal stenosis, open vocal cord medialization, and open cricotracheal ... READ MORE

MIPS Update

On June 20, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 proposed rule for the second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The QPP has two tracks for ... READ MORE

General Assemblies in Chicago, IL

Be more engaged in your Academy! Mark your calendars to attend the following General Assemblies at the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) Section: ... READ MORE

You don’t have to bowl alone

By David R. Edelstein, MD BOG Immediate Past Chair My first national Academy meeting was in 1984 in Las Vegas, NV. It was exciting for a variety of reasons: hearing lectures by my surgical heroes, ... READ MORE

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS | BOG CANDIDATE: SECRETARY
Troy D. Woodard, MD

How would you work to make  the BOG more successful in its core mission? The BOG has a vital role within our AAO-HNS, and its success is dependent on the engagement of its members. The BOG is the ... READ MORE

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS | BOG CANDIDATE: SECRETARY
Samantha Anne, MD

How would you work to make the BOG more successful in its core missions? The core missions of the Board of Governors (BOG) are to serve as an advisory body to the Boards of Directors (BOD) and to ... READ MORE

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS | BOG CANDIDATE: CHAIR-ELECT
Ken Yanagisawa, MD

What strategies do you recommend to provide value to and engage the non-academic otolaryngologist in the BOG and the Academy in general? With governmental, insurance, and societal pressures in ... READ MORE

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS | BOG CANDIDATE: CHAIR-ELECT
Spencer C. Payne, MD

What strategies do you recommend to provide value to and engage the non-academic otolaryngologist in the BOG and the Academy in general? As market forces have seemingly driven practitioner ... READ MORE

Putting the pieces together

The seemingly ever-expanding cost of the American healthcare system, predicted to surpass 20 percent of the GDP by 2025, has caused increased scrutiny of many well-established institutions related to ... READ MORE

The recurrent laryngeal nerve and the Academy

As otolaryngologists, it is our daily surgical challenge to offer complex head and neck surgery dovetailed with cranial nerve preservation. Submandibular gland resection and ramus preservation. Skull ... READ MORE