FOR PATIENTS
What Is Laryngopharyngeal Reflux?

During gastroesophageal reflux (GER), the contents of the stomach and upper digestive tract may flow back (reflux) all the way up the esophagus, beyond the upper esophageal sphincter (a ring of muscle ... READ MORE

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Spalding Drive Medical Supply, LLC

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Responsible surgery

The American College of Surgeons defines the intraoperative responsibility of the primary surgeon The American College of Surgeons has released a Statement on Principles on the responsibility of ... READ MORE

CMS provides ICD-10 resources

As mandated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the ninth  revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and related health problems (ICD-9) was updated to the ... READ MORE

Bridging the gap

New CMS payment system provides two paths for quality reporting: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) On April 27, 2016, the Centers for Medicare ... READ MORE

Payment reform updates on website

As the payment landscape continues to shift, the Academy has created a new section on the website that is devoted to keeping Members informed on the latest updates from the Centers for Medicare & ... READ MORE

Academy updates CPT for ENT articles

As part of a process to continue to provide the most up-to-date resources for our membership, Academy CPT experts have begun to reevaluate and update the Academy’s list of CPT for ENT articles. CPT ... READ MORE

Academy develops ICD-10 FAQs

ICD-10 has been in effect as of October 1, 2015. The Academy is dedicated to helping our Members through the ongoing transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Based on Member inquiries the Health Policy Team ... READ MORE

Meaningful Use hardship exception application due July 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the application deadline in February 2016 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception process. The deadline for Eligible ... READ MORE

Crossing the payment bridge

Long-awaited post-SGR payment is here On April 27, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long-awaited replacement for the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) as the ... READ MORE

PRACTICE PROFILE
Polaris Medical Group-ENT

Solo practice thrives despite challenges Polaris Medical Group-ENT, LLC, in Atlanta, GA, is owned by Academy Member Lisa C. Perry-Gilkes, MD. As a solo private practitioner, Dr. Perry-Gilkes ... READ MORE

OPENING CEREMONY KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Mae Jemison, MD, will launch Annual Meeting

Mae C. Jemison, MD, will inspire attendees at the Opening Ceremony of the AAO-HNSF 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM with stories of her adventures in space and achievements in medicine and ... READ MORE

2016 PRESIDENTIAL CITATIONS
John W. House, MD, on behalf of the Associates of the House Ear Institute and House Clinic

The Presidential Citations are given to individuals who have had a profound influence on the AAO-HNS/F president’s life and otolaryngology. President Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, has selected the ... READ MORE

2016 PRESIDENTIAL CITATIONS
Lauren S. Zaretsky, MD

The Presidential Citations are given to individuals who have had a profound influence on the AAO-HNS/F president’s life and otolaryngology. President Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, has selected the ... READ MORE

2016 PRESIDENTIAL CITATIONS
Karen Jo Doyle Enright, MD, PhD

The Presidential Citations are given to individuals who have had a profound influence on the AAO-HNS/F president’s life and otolaryngology. President Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, has selected the ... READ MORE

2016 PRESIDENTIAL CITATIONS
Hosakere K. Chandrasekhar, MD

The Presidential Citations are given to individuals who have had a profound influence on the AAO-HNS/F president’s life and otolaryngology. President Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, has selected the ... READ MORE

LEADERSHIP FORUM & BOG SPRING MEETING
My mini-MBA

By Peter M. Vila, MD, MSPH, Vice-chair, Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training (SRF), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO As vice-chair to the Section for Residents and ... READ MORE

Board of Governors candidates for office 2016

Chair-Elect Sanjay R. Parikh, MD Spencer C. Payne, MD Member-at-Large Paul M. Imber, DO Daniel L. Wohl, MD Eligible BOG governors or alternate representatives will cast their votes ... READ MORE