www.entnet.orgCurrent IssueArchivesAnnual MeetingAdvertise with the BulletinENTConnectAugust 2017 - Vol. 36, No. 7See the Future: The OTO ExperienceWhether you have already made plans to come to Chicago for the show this year or you are about to make those plans, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to explore the OTO Experience. This is where our valued exhibitors showcase the tools and services that help you shape our specialty and further improve the care that you provide.Leading EdgePutting the pieces togetherThe seemingly ever-expanding cost of the American healthcare system, predicted to surpass 20 percent of the GDP by 2025, has caused increased scrutiny of many well-established institutions related to the medical profession and the healthcare industry in general.James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEOThe recurrent laryngeal nerve and the AcademyAs otolaryngologists, it is our daily surgical challenge to offer complex head and neck surgery dovetailed with cranial nerve preservation. Submandibular gland resection and ramus preservation. Skull base neuro-otological surgery with seventh and eighth nerve preservation. Neck dissection and spinal accessory nerve preservation.Gregory W. Randolph MD, AAO-HNS/F Past President2017 socioeconomic surveyThis year, the AAO-HNS collaborated with the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators (AOA) to condense the length of the 2017 Socioeconomic Survey and worked in conjunction with the AOA to gather the most comprehensive specialty data we’ve ever collected.Trauma symposium addresses airway and facial burn traumaThe AAO-HNS Trauma Committee and the Society of Military Otolaryngologists’ Trauma Symposium will present “Airway and Facial Burn Trauma: It’s More Than Just Skin Deep,” at 5:00 pm, Saturday, September 9, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago.Mayflower Medical Outreach and NicaraguaNearly 20 years ago, a group of Oklahomans led by James E. Saunders, MD, established Mayflower Medical Outreach (MMO), a nonprofit organization with the aim of improving otologic care for the citizens of Nicaragua.Business of Medicine for Residents and FellowsLee D. Eisenberg, MD, MPH, will be moderating a panel with Willard B. Moran Jr., MD, Mark K. Wax, MD, and Christine B. Franzese, MD, designed to prepare residents and fellows for the important decisions they will make as they enter in to practice.Boost the value of your Annual Meeting participationKnowing how to make use of your social media presence at the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, a.k.a. #OTOMTG17, can boost the value of your experience both during the meeting and well beyond the last Miniseminar or Instruction Course.Service and leadership awards presented at Annual MeetingService and leadership awards presented at Annual Meeting.Pre-Columbian otolaryngology in Mexico“As president of the AAO-HNS/F, it is my great honor to welcome the Mexican delegation from the Mexican Federation of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (FESORMEX) and the Mexican Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (SMORLCCC) to our Annual Meeting in Chicago.OREBM Committee: Early frenotomy may not solve breastfeeding challengesIn this Bulletin segment, our committee shares highlights from recent key research in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. We offer concise summaries of significant findings that may alter current surgical practice.TED Fellow: Eradicating disparities in global hearing healthSusan D. Emmett, MD, MPH, a member of the 2017 class of TED (the 1984 Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference that became the 18 minute, great idea, “TED Talks”) Fellows, is one of 21 innovators from five continents selected to take the stage in August at TEDGlobal in Tanzania.2017 WIO awards announcedSee the Helen F. Krause, MD, Memorial Trailblazer Award and Exemplary Senior Trainee Award winners.Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Committees of Excellence!See the 2016-2017 Committees of Excellence.2017 BOG Awards AnnouncedEach year, the AAO-HNS Board of Governors (BOG) highlights outstanding individualized efforts of its State Societies and members. Below are the results of the 2017 BOG Awards. Congratulations to the winners!2016 AAO-HNS election resultsThe AAO-HNS extends its greatest appreciation to the candidates of the 2017 election for their dedication and willingness to serve. The Nominating Committee presented the membership with an outstanding slate of candidates. The AAO-HNS thanks the committee for its meaningful deliberations.Reg-ent℠ and MIPS 2017 reportingAlthough not all Academy members and Reg-ent participants need a MIPS reporting solution, for those that do, Reg-ent provides a comprehensive solution. Reg-ent has the capability to report the three required categories of MIPS 2017: Quality Measures, ACI, and IA.Reg-ent℠ at AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO ExperienceIt’s almost time for the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Chicago, IL. Whether you are a current Reg-ent participant, interested in becoming one, or just want to learn more about the registry and its future, we invite you to attend the Reg-ent Miniseminar and stop by the Reg-ent booth.CPT Assistant on new flexible laryngoscopy codes releasedFor the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) 2017 code set, six new codes were added for reporting open treatment of laryngeal stenosis, open vocal cord medialization, and open cricotracheal resection (CPT 31551-31554, 31591, 31592).MIPS UpdateOn 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: Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM).General Assemblies in Chicago, ILBe more engaged in your Academy! Mark your calendars to attend the following General Assemblies at the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience.You don’t have to bowl aloneMy first national Academy meeting was in 1984 in Las Vegas, NV. It was exciting for a variety of reasons: hearing lectures by my surgical heroes, meeting with former mentors, seeing residency friends, and congregating with otolaryngologists from across the country.BOG Candidate Statements: Secretary | Troy D. Woodard, MDHow would you work to make the BOG more successful in its core mission?BOG Candidate Statements: Secretary | Samantha Anne, MDHow would you work to make the BOG more successful in its core missions?BOG Candidate Statements: Chair-Elect | Ken Yanagisawa, MDWhat strategies do you recommend to provide value to and engage the non-academic otolaryngologist in the BOG and the Academy in general?BOG Candidate Statements: Chair-Elect | Spencer C. Payne, MDWhat strategies do you recommend to provide value to and engage the non-academic otolaryngologist in the BOG and the Academy in general?