Vision & Mission

OUR VISION Empowering otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care. OUR MISSION We help our members achieve excellence and provide the best ear, nose, and throat care ... READ MORE

CMS global surgery data reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to collect data on post-operative care following procedures with 10- and 90-day global periods. From the beginning of this effort, ... READ MORE

Advocacy in action: Relieving the regulatory burdens

There is a renewed effort by federal policymakers to identify “regulatory relief” for physician offices, both on Capitol Hill and by the Administration’s agencies. For example, ... READ MORE

Promoting Diversity

Under the leadership of President Gavin Setzen, MD, the Executive Committee approved a commitment to promote diversity at the Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, by encouraging submissions that endorse ... READ MORE

Answering the call for science with Mark K. Wax, MD

AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience Answering the call for science After the unveiling of new aspects to the AAO-HSNF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, Mark K. Wax, MD, Annual ... READ MORE

Inaugural IAB General Assembly

The inaugural meeting of the International Advisory Board (IAB) General Assembly took place at the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Chicago, IL, with participation from 32 ... READ MORE

Joint statement on professional self-regulation and continuous certification

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology are strongly committed to the promotion of professionalism and safe, high-quality care ... READ MORE

The future of the ENT office

The AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience premiered the Practice of the Future Pavilion, a venue designed to highlight new technologies, equipment, and services that could be found in four ... READ MORE

Impact of federal tax reform effort

On Capitol Hill, Members of Congress are negotiating comprehensive tax reform legislation that may significantly impact AAO-HNS members and their practices. Notwithstanding the proposal’s effect ... READ MORE

Academy collaborates with Anthem to update balloon medical policy

On November 9, 2017, Anthem released an updated balloon sinus ostial dilation (BSOD) medical policy, defining BSOD as medically necessary (rather than investigational) for treatment of chronic ... READ MORE

Resident Profile: Nathan C. Grohmann, MD

Nathan C. Grohmann, MD Division of Otolaryngology, University of Vermont Medical Center The journey of every otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon is unique, often grounded in inspired ... READ MORE

2018 health policy scholarship open

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) offer an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the ... READ MORE

In memoriam

We recognize the passing of the following members in 2017 (as of November 18). Listing indicates Academy member category, Residency Training program, and year of residency completion. Fred E. ... READ MORE

Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting

Make plans to attend the AAO-HNS/F 2018 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting, March 9-12, 2018, in Alexandria, VA. #BOGMTG18 The event kicks off with a State OTO Society Roundtable, which ... READ MORE

Board of Governors: I will not take these things for granted 2018

“Flowers in the garden Laughter in the hall Children in the park I will not take these things for granted” —Toad the Wet Sprocket Devastating hurricanes, mass shootings, ... READ MORE

Looking ahead

Around the world, 2017 has been a volatile year politically and socially, particularly in the United States. The anticipated systemic change to the healthcare delivery system never materialized, and ... READ MORE

Building on success

Every year, I look forward to this issue of the Bulletin for the annual report. This comprehensive review of the current state of our American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery ... READ MORE

2016-2017 committee highlights

Committees are the lifeblood of the AAO-HNS/F and a great way for members to contribute meaningfully to the organization and the specialty. At the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in ... READ MORE