Position Statement: Surgeon Performed Neck Ultrasound

The AAO-HNS supports surgeons performing ultrasound of the head and neck, including ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for diagnostic purposes.

Position Statement: Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery considers upper airway stimulation (UAS) via the hypoglossal nerve for the treatment of adult obstructive sleep apnea syndrome to be an effective second-line treatment of moderate to severe

2016 PQRS Quality Measures

Individual Measures:AAO-HNS has identified 26 individual measures that may be applicable for otolaryngologists to report for PQRS.

Top 100 ENT CPT Codes for 2015

2015 Top 100 ENT Codes Billed in a Physician OfficeThis chart contains a list of the 100 most frequently reported CPT Codes, by providers with sub-specialty designation "4 – Otolaryngology" within the Medicare enrollment database, within the physicia

Payment-Related Miniseminars

Take full advantage of the 2014 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM; attend a payment-related miniseminar!CT-Related MiniseminarsTake advantage of the 100+ sessions related to CT imaging to help meet CMS accreditation CME requirements. The list of our CT-related Miniseminars or Instruction courses can be found here.

NCCI and MUE Updates

National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) EditsSince 1996 the Medicare NCCI procedure to procedure edits have been assigned to either the Column One/Column Two Correct Coding edit file or the Mutually Exclusive edit file based on the criterion for ea

2014 PQRS Quality Measures

Individual Measures:The 2013 PQRS includes 28 individual measures claims and registry-based reporting that are most applicable to an otolaryngology practice.

Summaries of Regulations and their Impact on Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Academy Summarizes Impact of 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule (12/10/15)The Academy has summarized key provisions of the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule that affect otolaryngology including: practice expense changes; Gl

Position Statement: Management of Otosclerosis

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recognizes otosclerosis as a condition of abnormal bone growth that results in a progressive conductive hearing loss.

Position Statement: Allergy

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery states that the management of allergic disorders is an integral part of the specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.Adopted 10/20/1982Revised 2/4/1989Reviewed 2/27/1993Submitted f