Health Policy  Update morphs into podcast

Over the last few years, the Academy sent regular Health Policy Update emails to all practicing physicians in the United States. These regular HP Updates included all the Academy’s regulatory and ... READ MORE

Registration now open for the 2017 ENT for the PA-C Annual CME Conference

This continuing medical education activity is specifically designed for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and medical professionals working in ENT, or interested in learning more about ... READ MORE

How to calculate your honor points

Honor points, Honors Awards, and Distinguished Service Awards are all part of the Academy and Foundation’s system of recognizing Members for volunteer activities. The honor point promotes recognition ... READ MORE

Patient Information
Frequently Asked Questions: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Q: What is BPPV? A: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common inner ear problem and cause of vertigo, or false sense of spinning. BPPV is a specific diagnosis and each word ... READ MORE

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Reaching for the stars to touch lives on earth

Rosandra Walker, MD Harry Barnes Endowment Resident Travel Grant Awardee The answers to some of our biggest challenges here on Earth may lie in the concepts we cultivate while designing human ... READ MORE

My experience at the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting

Erynne A. Faucett, MD Harry Barnes Endowment Travel Grant Awardee Thanks to the Harry Barnes Endowment Travel Grant, awarded through the Academy’s Diversity Committee, I had the opportunity to ... READ MORE

Clinical Practice Guideline
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (Update)

Adapted from the March 2017 Supplement to Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Read the guideline at The primary purpose of the update to the 2008 Clinical Practice Guideline: ... READ MORE

From the OREBM Committee Series
Publications that may change your practice

By Vikas Mehta, MD, MPH, Jennifer J Shin, MD, SM, committee chair, and Gregory W. Randolph, MD In this Bulletin series, the Outcomes Research Evidence-Based Medicine Committee (OREBM) shares ... READ MORE

Academy toolkit for MIPS reporting in 2017

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 created the Quality Payment Program (QPP), containing two pathways for participation: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) ... READ MORE

Academy, Anthem collaborate on new diagnostic fiberoptic flexible laryngoscopy policy

Thanks to Academy physician leaders’ comments and clinical recommendations, Anthem revised clinical coverage indications in their new diagnostic fiberoptic flexible laryngoscopy (FFL) medical ... READ MORE

Voice Committee members offer responses to patients’ most common questions on voice care

Featuring questions by Libby J. Smith, MD, with answers by Sid Khosla, MD; Norman D. Hogikyan, MD; Julina Ongkasuwan, MD; Jeanne L. Hatcher, MD; and Reena Gupta, MD Q: I don’t sing, but I talk all ... READ MORE

From the AAO-HNS Voice Committee
Share your voice

Spread the word about vocal health and hygiene to your community by Lyndsay Leigh Madden, DO, Wake Forest University School of Medicine According to the United States Census Bureau, as of ... READ MORE

Emergency room call survey results

While there has been a significant shift to outpatient locations for much of the scope of otolaryngology, many hospitals and institutions still require provision of emergency services as a requirement ... READ MORE

Alphabet Soup: Acronyms you need to know

Ever read an article, have a conversation, or watch a news program that includes myriad acronyms that cause a “what does that mean” moment? Get some answers by reviewing the compilation of acronyms ... READ MORE

The power of communication

By Susan R. Cordes, MD Chair, BOG Legislative Affairs Committee Recently, I was watching a television show set during the reign of Louis XIV of France (1643-1715). King Louis XIV started bleeding ... READ MORE

Speaking up for physician well-being

The American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently released recommendations related to the 80-hour work week for resident trainees. The Academy and other organizations within the ... READ MORE

The otolaryngologist as endocrine surgeon

Otolaryngology is an amazingly diverse specialty, extending from medical treatment of allergies to a wide-range of pediatrics, and from otology/neurotology/skull base surgery to head-neck surgery, and ... READ MORE