About The Bulletin
July 2023 – Vol. 42, No. 6
Highlights of Research and Quality Initiatives
The resources needed to navigate the ever-changing landscape of research, quality, and performance measurement.
Celebrate your everyday experiences with intention and advance your journey to wellness.
Kathleen L. Yaremchuk, MD, MSA, AAO-HNS/F President
The Academy Is Your “Help Button” in Practice and Patient Care
The Academy is leading advocacy action on a number of legislative and regulatory concerns.
James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President and CEO
Advocacy Success: How Collaboration Led to Overturning UHC’s Nasal Valve Policy
Together, professional societies can drive significant changes in healthcare policy.
WATCH: Join Us in Nashville
Tennessee otolaryngologists provide welcoming tips and suggestions for #OTOMTG23.
Debate Is Good Medicine
12 Great Debates at #OTOMTG23 present can’t-miss expert opinions on both sides of a controversial topic.
Innovative Technology for Parathyroid Gland Identification
Though early in its evolution, the adoption of NIRAF in thyroid and parathyroid surgery seems likely to grow as more evidence regarding its advantages becomes available.
Complementary Approaches to Chronic Pain Management
This overview aims to provide an introduction of some complementary approaches to chronic pain that might be relevant for otolaryngology practitioners.
Congratulations to the 2023 CORE Grantees
CORE grants recognize innovation in otolaryngology for generating new diagnostics, new therapeutics, and generating new knowledge and breakthroughs.
What Is New With Traditional MIPS and Otolaryngology MVPs?
Update on measures included in the Otolaryngology MVP for the 2024 Quality Payment Program.
Announcing the 2023 Cochrane Scholars
Three outstanding AAO-HNS scholars were selected for the prestigious Cochrane Colloquium.
Attract New Patients to Your Practice: Update Your “Find an ENT” Member Profile
Are you taking advantage of the Find an ENT member benefit to make patients searching for an otolaryngologist aware of your practice?
2023 Board of Governors (BOG) Candidates
See the candidates’ statements below for the positions of BOG Chair-elect and BOG Secretary.
AAO-HNS Announces the Results of the 2023 Annual Election
Meet your 2023 AAO-HNS/F Board of Directors.
How Your Data Helps to Improve the Specialty
Moving into phase two, Reg-ent is delivering on data collected.
Role of Panel Members in the Development and Dissemination of Quality Products
The roles and responsibilities of relevant stakeholders is explained.
Defining What “Quality Care” Means for Otolaryngology: Call for Measures
Find out how to submit topics for consideration in the development of new quality measures.
Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) 2023 Update
The CORE grants program plays a vital role in advancing the field of otolaryngology by supporting research projects, research training, and career development.
2023 CORE Spotlights
Matthew L. Bush, MD, PhD, MBA, Erin M. Kirkham, MD, MPH, and Michael Topf, MD, share their experiences with the CORE grants program.
Oral Leukoplakia for Otolaryngologists
Due to the high prevalence of oral leukoplakia, there is a need for established protocols and guidelines.
Hyper- and hypocalcemia are common problems encountered by otolaryngologists in the academic and private practice setting.
What Does the Otolaryngologist Need to Know about Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation?
Our specialty is considered a leader in the management of thyroid disease, and it is therefore natural for us to be one of the early adopters of RFA.
2023 Presidential Citations
The AAO-HNS/F President thanks the supportive individuals who have had a profound influence on her life and otolaryngology career.
General Assemblies, Committee Meetings, Special Tracks, and More in Nashville
This year’s Annual Meeting offers over 450 education sessions, special events to connect with leaders in the specialty, and a showcase of the specialty’s latest products and services in the OTO Experience.
Multidisciplinary Management of Pediatric Thyroid Disease
Kathleen R. Billings, MD, interviews Jeffery C. Rastatter, MD, about managing thyroid disease in children.