The Doctors Company

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Doc’s ProPlugs

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Compulink

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2017 AAFPRS

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PATIENT HEALTH INFORMATION
Swimmer’s ear

Affecting the outer ear, swimmer’s ear (also called acute otitis externa) is a painful condition resulting from inflammation, irritation, or infection. These symptoms often occur after water gets ... READ MORE

MIPS for ENTs

What Can I Submit for Each Category in 2017? This resource provides a non-exhaustive sample of measures for quality, advancing care information, and improvement activities that may apply to ... READ MORE

Collaboration proves key to successful policy

Last October, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) reached out to the Academy requesting clinical input on their draft Injectable Bulking Agents for Vocal Cord Insufficiency medical policy. ... READ MORE

FAQs: Reg-ent℠ MIPS reporting

How will the Reg-ent registry help my practice with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2017 reporting? Reg-ent’s enhanced technology platform will accommodate all required 2017 MIPS ... READ MORE

MIPS Demystified: Things You May Not Know About MIPS

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will affect nearly every physician in the United States, requiring them to collect and report data on quality of care, practice ... READ MORE

R. Peter Manes, MD, named coordinator for Health Policy

The Board of Directors approved combining the roles of the current coordinator for Socioeconomic Affairs, Jane T. Dillon, MD, MBA, and the coordinator for Practice Affairs, Robert Lorenz, MD, MBA, ... READ MORE

NAVIGATING CHANGE
Regulatory advocacy efforts under the new Administration

Under the new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, MD, the Academy has been actively working to address many issues currently  confronting practicing otolaryngologist- ... READ MORE

Second feature in the Annual Meeting Guests of Honor Series
Chinese Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Luo Zhang, MD, PhD, Professor President, Chinese Society of Allergy Director, Beijing Institute of Otolaryngology Vice President, Beijing TongRen Hospital The Chinese Society of ... READ MORE

Annual Meeting & OTO Experience
Premiering tomorrow, today: 2017 Honorary Guest Lectures

Presented in order of appearance, September 10-13 in Chicago, IL HOWARD P. HOUSE , MD MEMORIAL LECTURE FOR ADVANCES IN OTOLOGY Sunday, September 10, 2017 • 2:15 pm- 3:15 pm Otology/Neurotology ... READ MORE

PRACTICE PROFILE
Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Otolaryngology

No matter what area of practice someone chooses—academic or private—Barry Strasnick, MD, offers this advice: “My message to our residents is always the same. Follow your instinct in which setting best ... READ MORE

ACADEMY ADVANTAGE PREMIER PARTNER: THE DOCTOR’S COMPANY
Taking the ‘mal’ out of malpractice insurance for otolaryngologists

Today, as healthcare delivery continues to undergo unprecedented change, it’s more important than ever for doctors to have a strong, trusted partner that helps you focus on what you do best—delivering ... READ MORE

AAO-HNSF seeks Coordinator for Research and Quality

A search is underway for the coordinator for Research and Quality. This position coordinates the research and quality improvement efforts of the Foundation with particular attention to oversight of ... READ MORE

Thank you, PROJECT 535 volunteers

PROJECT 535 is a Board of Governors-sponsored initiative that strengthens the Academy’s overall advocacy efforts by working to establish one-to-one relationships with federal elected officials. ... READ MORE

Proposed fiscal year 2018 combined budget

Scott P. Stringer, MD, AAO-HNS/F Secretary-Treasurer The Executive Committees (ECs) of  the Boards of Directors (BODs) were presented with the Finance and Investment Subcommittee (FISC) proposed ... READ MORE

AcademyU® HOW-TOs

AcademyU®, the Foundation’s professional development program, is designed to improve healthcare provider competence and practice through lifelong learning. Here are a few FAQs to help you navigate ... READ MORE

BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The problem is trust

Lawrence M. Simon, MD, Vice Chair, BOG Socioeconomic and Grassroots Committee Several commentaries have been written recently that incriminate our diagnostic and procedural coding systems. These ... READ MORE