Be a “difference maker”

Every month seems to begin and end with both new and recycled aggravations and impediments to practicing the type of medicine we envisioned when we entered the profession. Additional requirements and ... READ MORE

Communication—Be the voice for positive change!

We live in uncertain times in this changing healthcare environment, devoid of any clearly defined direction at the federal level and with little clarity in terms of any transformational national ... READ MORE

AAO-HNS Humanitarian grantees: Two grantees in western Kenya

Katherine Nickley, MD, and Neela Rao, MD As cliché as it sounds, we—like most doctors, we suspect—went into medicine to help people. As a product of many years of Jesuit ... READ MORE

AAO-HNS advocates on Anthem’s Modifier 25 policy

As many AAO-HNS members are aware, in the fall of 2017, Anthem announced its plans to reimburse Evaluation and Management (E/M) services at a 50 percent rate when a significant, separately ... READ MORE

Crowdsourcing knowledge: Learning from the Patient Safety Event Reporting Tool

Michael E. McCormick, MD, and C.W. David Chang, MD, for the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (PSQI) Committee We all have a wealth of experiences that guide our individual medical wisdom ... READ MORE

Don’t delay! Deadline approaching for 2018 international grants and scholarships

International Visiting Scholarships Are you an international otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon, under 40 years old, and in a junior full-time teaching position? You may be eligible for an ... READ MORE

Hearing the future: Congress recognizes World Hearing Day 2018

The AAO-HNS has joined others in the hearing health community to support a Congressional Resolution introduced by U.S. Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA) and David McKinley (R-WV), co-chairs of the ... READ MORE

Save the date: Alumni reception at the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience

The AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, October 7-10 in Atlanta, GA, is the perfect place to reconnect with colleagues from your alma mater. This year’s reception takes ... READ MORE

New features at the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience

The AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is the premier education and networking event for the otolaryngology–head and neck surgery community. More than 5,000 of the brightest and ... READ MORE

Board of Governors: What is the big deal with “big data?”

Lance A. Manning, MDChair, BOG Socioeconomic & Grassroots Committee Medicine is going through growing pains. Physicians are encumbered by a growing burden of compulsory administrative and ... READ MORE

AAO-HNS to participate in FDA workshop on sleep devices

On April 16, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will convene a public workshop at its Silver Spring, MD, campus regarding the regulation of medical devices for sleep disordered ... READ MORE

Clinical Practice Guideline: Updates to improve quality of care for patients with Dysphonia

Adapted from the March 2018 supplement to Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Read the guideline at Dysphonia affects nearly one-third of the population at some ... READ MORE

Q&A: Voice Committee on the theme and responding to common questions

To recognize World Voice Day on April 16, the Voice Committee developed the theme, "Make a Choice, Cherish Your Voice." Committee members offer responses to patients’ common questions on just ... READ MORE

Make a choice, cherish your voice

James J. Daniero, MD, MS; Assistant Professor Director, Laryngology and Voice Care; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Virginia Download the World Voice Day 2018 ... READ MORE

Otolaryngologists help celebrate Sleep Awareness Week

Sleep Awareness Week: March 11 - 17, 2018 For the Sleep Disorders and Media and PR Committees Otolaryngologists are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat sleep disordered breathing. While ... READ MORE