Value 4U

AAO-HNS offers value-added benefits and enhanced resources that help you achieve excellence and provide the best ear, nose, and throat care to your patients. While you have been busy caring for your ... READ MORE

Call for 2018 AAO-HNS candidates

The Nominating Committee of the Academy is calling for recommendations of individuals to be considered for an AAO-HNS elective office. Academy member(s) must be in good standing and recommend having ... READ MORE

Committee rosters

Academy Committees Airway and Swallowing Committee Michael J. Pitman, MD, Chair, 18 Boris L. Bentsianov, MD, Member, 18 Jonathan M. Bock, MD, Member, 18 Brianna K. Crawley, MD, Member, ... READ MORE

ENTConnect: Crowdsourced problem-solving, a real member benefit

ENTConnect, the Academy’s member-only social networking site, provides you the opportunity to join other physicians worldwide, collaborate with colleagues, and stay up-to-date with what’s new and ... READ MORE

Annual Meeting highlights

The AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience offered an array of new and well-regarded opportunities to join colleagues in the premier education and specialty event of the year. It delivered new ... READ MORE

CY 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS): What does it mean for you?

On July 13, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the proposed rule for payments in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for calendar year (CY) 2018. The Academy ... READ MORE

New bundled sinus codes don’t account for additional resources

On September 6, the AAO-HNS submitted comments on the CY 2018 Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment Systems and Quality ... READ MORE

Clinical Consensus Statement: BDS update

Spencer C. Payne, MD Assistant Chair, CCS Development Panel In keeping with the AAO-HNSF’s longstanding tradition of evidence-based reviews to aid physicians in providing safe and efficacious ... READ MORE

Defining Quality in Otolaryngology with New Measures

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) is dedicated to the development and implementation of clinically valid performance measures, which contribute to ... READ MORE

Academy receives Best Mobile App award

We are pleased to share the great news that the Academy was awarded "Best Mobile App 2016" for the AAO-HNSF 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience at the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards & Summit ... READ MORE

Academy, 3P Workgroup collaborate to review position statements

Position Statements are used to designate a statement, policy, or declaration of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and Foundation (AAO-HNS/F) on a particular topic or set of ... READ MORE

2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule

On June 20, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 proposed rule for the second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The QPP has two tracks for participation: ... READ MORE

CMS listened!

AAO-HNS and IAC comments on IPP System’s public display of accreditation status The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) decided not to finalize their proposal to require all Medicare ... READ MORE

2018 Committee Application Opened November 1

Want to get more involved with your Academy? Apply to become a committee member! The 2018 application cycle will open on November 1, 2017, and close on January 1, 2018. All committee applicants ... READ MORE

Board of Governors

If not you, then who? If not now, then when? Spencer C. Payne, MD Chair, BOG Governance & Society Engagement Committee I have to chuckle a little as I write this with my wife beside me, ... READ MORE

Roger D. Cole, MD, MA, named Chair-Elect, Ethics Committee

The Board of Directors (BOD) appointed Roger D. Cole, MD, MA, to the position of Chair-Elect, Ethics Committee at the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Chicago, IL. To fill the role, a ... READ MORE

Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, MSc, named BOD Coordinator-Elect for Research and Quality

The Board of Directors approved Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, MSc, as the Coordinator-Elect for Research and Quality. An active search was led by Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, and a search committee for a ... READ MORE

The path to healthcare reform

Last month, I raised the premise that meaningful healthcare reform could not be accomplished without the participation and cooperation of all participants in the debate. In my mind, there are 11 major ... READ MORE

Your membership and value expectations

Do you value your membership in the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) as much as I do? The clinical practice of medicine has become enormously complicated, and we ... READ MORE