Strategic planning to maximize value 4U

I am pleased to report that in December 2017, the Academy concluded a successful, invigorating, and effective strategic planning process. The session enabled the organization to make necessary ... READ MORE

2018: Our focus now

As systemic changes progress, we are putting the finishing touches on the strategic plan and principles that will guide us through the upcoming uncertainty. As we do, I would like to offer my sincere ... READ MORE

Board of Governors – All for one and one for all

Spencer C. Payne, MDBOG Governance & Society EngagementCommittee Chair “Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have ... READ MORE

The State OTO Society Roundtable

The AAO-HNS Board of Governors (BOG) hosts the second annual state otolaryngology societies meeting held in conjunction with the AAO-HNS/F 2018 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting, March 9-12. ... READ MORE

Surgical mission in Cusco, Peru’s good outcome

Elizabeth Knecht, MDPediatric Otolaryngology FellowUniversity of Michigan From July 28 to August 6, 2017, I traveled to Cusco, Peru, to participate in a week-long surgical mission at the EsSalud ... READ MORE

2018 Nikhil J. Bhatt, MD International Public Service and Humanitarian Awards: Call for nominees

The AAO-HNS Foundation supports otolaryngologists around the world who demonstrate a unique commitment to the specialty as part of our continued effort to foster a global otolaryngology community. The ... READ MORE

International Advisory Board: Strengthening the global otolaryngology community

Johan Fagan, MDChair, International Advisory Board The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) has an important responsibility to reach out internationally to ... READ MORE

Call for IAB Chair nominees

A2019-2021 Chair and Vice Chair of the International Advisory Board (IAB) will be elected at the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) 2018 Annual Meeting & ... READ MORE

What did the doctor say?

Many medical agencies and journals have published in recent years on the topic of health literacy and culturally appropriate patient/doctor communications. No one has put the concern more plainly than ... READ MORE

2018 Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award: Call for nominees

The Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award is given annually to recognize an outstanding member for commitment and achievement in service within the United States, either to the public or to ... READ MORE

2018 ENT for the PA-C conference

The 2018 ENT for the PA-C conference will take place April 25-29, at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. The conference is provided by the AAO-HNSF and the Society of Physician Assistants ... READ MORE

Leaders of the PAC

The ENT PAC Board of Advisors thanks our Leadership Club Investors for their generous support to ensure the specialty has a powerful voice on Capitol Hill. With your support, otolaryngology-head and ... READ MORE

Top 100 ENT services for 2018

The AAO-HNS has prepared resources outlining the 100 most frequently reported Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes by providers with subspecialty designation “4-Otolaryngology” within the ... READ MORE

MIPS for ENTs: What’s new in the quality payment program year 2?

Download the QPP FactSheet (PDF) ... READ MORE

Understanding 2018 CPT changes to FESS and BSD codes

The 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) contains significant changes to the Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) and Ostial Sinus Dilation (BSD) family of codes. In January 2015, the FESS and BSD ... READ MORE

Reg-entSM value beyond MIPS: Why participate?

The Reg-ent registry allows otolaryngologists in the practice setting to benchmark their patient outcomes, professional performance, and care processes against other otolaryngologists across the ... READ MORE

New Clinical Consensus Statement on Balloon Dilation of the Sinuses

The AAO-HNSF’s Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery journal recently published the Clinical Consensus Statement (CCS) on Balloon Dilation of the Sinuses (BDS) that was previewed at our ... READ MORE

Kids ENT Health Month: Awareness of the dangers of button battery ingestion in children

Ryan H. Belcher, MD; C. Anthony Hughes, MD, MBA, MPH; Rose J. Eapen, MD; Robert H. Chun, MD; Craig S. Derkay, MD Over the last few decades, there has been a notable increase in electronics, ... READ MORE