What Are Snoring And Sleep Apnea

Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight people and usually worsens with age. ... READ MORE

What Is Post-Nasal Drip

Glands in your nose and throat continually produce mucus (one to two quarts a day). Mucus moistens and cleans the nasal membranes, humidifies air, traps and clears inhaled foreign matter, and fights ... READ MORE

Richard Rosenfeld receives G-I-N innovation award

Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, was recognized with the Najoua Mlika-Cabanne Innovation Award at the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) Annual Meeting in September. The award is named for ... READ MORE

FACT SHEETS
Post-SGR Payment Policy: APMs

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law April 16, 2015. MACRA replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and created the Merit-based Incentive Payment ... READ MORE

FACT SHEETS
Post-SGR Payment Policy: MIPS

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law April 16, 2015. MACRA replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and created the Merit-based Incentive Payment ... READ MORE

FACT SHEETS
MIPS and APMs

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law April 16, 2015. MACRA replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and created the Merit-based Incentive Payment ... READ MORE

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FACT SHEETS
Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and eligible Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) repealed the SGR and created two new payment update tracks: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment ... READ MORE

Academy, Anthem revise SPECT/CT fusion imaging policy

Thanks to Academy physician leaders’ comments and clinical recommendations, Anthem revised the Anthem Medical Policy for Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) ... READ MORE

RegentSM is growing

Join the first ENT Clinical Data Registry and be ready for 2017 MIPS reporting The AAO-HNSF was successful in its recruitment of sites for the Regent pilot. This phase of the pilot has come to a ... READ MORE

Academy comments on 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

On July 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the proposed Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) for calendar year (CY) 2017. In addition to payment policy and payment ... READ MORE

REQUIRED SUBMISSION
Answering a ‘Call for Papers,’ applying for a grant, or engaging in committee work?

All Scientific Oral Presentations at the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting and all manuscripts resulting from Academy or Foundation-sponsored research or committee work must be submitted as full-length articles ... READ MORE

Committees and 3P Workgroup approve nine 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

Membership renewal

Your AAO-HNS membership delivers service and performance that fulfills the AAO-HNS mission to empower otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care. This year your ... READ MORE

AAO-HNSF establishes two international awards

Thanks to the generosity of Nikhil J. Bhatt, MD, the AAO-HNSF has established the AAO-HNSF Nikhil J. Bhatt, MD International Humanitarian Award and the International Public Service Award. These awards ... READ MORE

Revamping hearing health in Barbados
Expanded from the print edition

Daniel H Coelho, MD Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia Here in the United States, universal newborn hearing screening ... READ MORE

BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Be an advocate for change

Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH, Chair, Board of Governors The joy of patient care is hopefully something that you experience on a regular basis. As practitioners, it is easy to get caught up in the ... READ MORE