Employment Opportunities

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents approximately 12,000 otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas. The medical disorders treated by our physicians are among the most common that afflict all Americans, young and old. They include chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancer.

The AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning.

We take pride in our excellent benefits package offered to eligible employees, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. We also provide short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement plan, credit union membership, five weeks of PTO, and nine holidays, compressed work schedules and flexible scheduling. We offer a business casual dress environment and many additional employment benefits. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage you to submit your resume with cover letter and salary expectations through one of the following options:

Email: Attach a Word document or copy and paste your cover letter and resume and send to employment@entnet.org.
Fax: 1-703-683-5100
Mail: AAO-HNSF 1650 Diagonal Road, VA 22314-2857 Attention: Human Resources

We currently have the following openings:

Senior Manager, Registry


• Bachelor’s degree required; experience in a not-for-profit environment highly desirable
• Minimum of three to five years of registry, healthcare quality, and/or measure testing experience
• Strong project management skills with a focus on meeting deliverables and deadlines and leading teams on complex projects
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate both the technical aspects of the position with relevant parties, e.g., vendors, and the ability to translate and convey technical information to non-technical parties, e.g., members
• Highly detail-oriented with demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work professionally and effectively with members, staff, vendor, et al.

Key Responsibilities

• Manage the development and launch of the registry
• Responsible for initiatives to inform members about emerging trends in registry based quality reporting and quality improvement
• Develop resources to educate members regarding registries and quality improvement using registries
• Lead execution of the registry marketing strategy
• Collaborate with the Senior Manager, Performance Measures in the development of a portfolio of e-specified measures for the registry
• Collaborate with the Senior Manager, Performance Measures in the execution of projects related to the testing, implementation and maintenance of quality measures for a variety of uses (CMS programs, NQF endorsement, registry implementation, etc.) and in the development of coordination of care and outcomes measures for the AAO-HNSF registry

Specific Duties

• Monitor, research, analyze and interpret relevant policy regarding registry reporting to external regulatory agencies for Federal programs (e.g., Meaningful Use, PQRS, etc.) and summarize for leadership and amongst private payers
• Manage the AAO-HNSF Registry, including the relationship with the registry vendor.  Serve as the primary contact for physicians with questions about the registry
• Develop promotional and marketing materials to promote utilization of the registry and to educate the membership
• Participate in the AAO-HNSF measure development process and provide expertise on e-specification, testing and implementation of the measures in a registry environment
• Work with AAO-HNSF quality measures staff and technical consultants to translate the AAO-HNSF performance measures portfolio into functional electronic formats for inclusion into EHR systems and/or incorporating FIHR standards
• Serve as the AAO-HNSF representative for the Physicians Electronic Health Record Coalition (PEHRC), representing the health information exchange needs of the AAO-HNSF
• Maintain and update the registry-related pages of the AAO-HNSF website
• Attend the Annual Scientific Meeting and handle responsibilities as directed
• Any other duties the Senior Director, Research Quality and Health Policy may assign
• Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either orally or in writing
• Consistently demonstrate courteous, cooperative and helpful behavior to all contacts, internal and external
• May participate on an internal team, either through formal assignment, or on an ad hoc basis

Health Policy Analyst


Bachelor’s degree required, along with 3-5 years of work experience in a health care environment. Medical specialty society experience is a plus. Knowledge of health policy issues and process, including familiarity with various Medicare payment systems and payment reform is required. Work experience should include interactions with provider organizations or practices, and third party payer relations. Legislative or Capitol Hill experience preferred, but not required.  Excellent written, oral presentation, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills essential. Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and databases mandatory. Candidate must be organized, diplomatic, innovative, flexible, member focused, and a team player. Some travel (2-3 weeks per year) will be required.

Key Responsibilities

Monitor and analyze trends in payment reform / new alternative payment models by reviewing Federal Register announcements, federal proposed and final rules, related list serves, attending meetings, conferences, reviewing payer announcements, member inquiries, and other activities.
• Develop comment letters and materials that assist members in the participation of new payment models, regulatory compliance related to quality reporting, payer advocacy issues, and optimizing reimbursement for services.
• Work with the Director of Health Policy to facilitate management of the Academy’s private payer and socioeconomic advocacy initiatives relating to alternative payment models, and quality reporting / tiering programs.
• Work with the AMA and other medical specialty societies to achieve common goals and leverage resources.

Specific Duties

Develop new materials and tools to expand the knowledge base for members related to alternative payment models and quality reporting / tiering programs.
• Monitor developments and coordinate with Research and Quality Improvement staff on private payer and CMS Quality Reporting Initiatives in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (e.g., Electronic Health Record (EHR) Meaningful Use, Physician Compare, Value-based payment modifier, MIPS program); lead maintenance and updating of quality reporting marketing materials and website resources as policy changes occur.
• Provide summary and analysis of proposed and final rules pertaining to alternative payment models and quality reporting; lead the development of formal comments on the regulations on these topics on behalf of the Academy.
• Manage the coordination and marketing of the Annual Meeting health policy sessions, working with physician leadership to ensure member awareness.
• With guidance from the Director, Health Policy, oversee the development and execution of the AAO-HNS/F’s Socioeconomic Survey (every three years) and other health policy surveys as needed.
• Represent AAO-HNS/F’s interests to outside organizations on physician payment policy affecting the specialty, including but not necessarily limited to CMS, ACS, AMA, when requested, as part of the Health Policy team. Report back on key meeting agenda items pertinent to the Academy.
• Draft payer, socioeconomic, and reimbursement advocacy articles for Academy website, publications and marketing materials, including: The Bulletin, The News, Social Media, and the HP Update E-Newsletter.
• Provide input to the legislative advocacy team, in the Academy’s activities at the AMA’s Annual and Interim meetings.
• Respond to member inquiries on payer and practice management issues, new payment models, private payer and CMS quality initiatives, and other related topics.  
• Listen and provide summaries of Medicare’s Open Door Forum calls for Physicians and other pertinent conference calls from CMS/CMMI.
• Serve as liaison to assigned Academy Committees.  Participate in Committee meetings and support the Chair in meeting the Committee’s annual work plan.
• Coordinate activities and projects with other departments (e.g., Quality Improvement, Government Affairs, Education, Research, etc.) as applicable.
• Develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with other specialty societies, third party payers, and other professionals and organizations as appropriate.
• Consistently demonstrate courteous, cooperative and helpful behavior to all contacts, internal and external.
• May participate on an internal team, either through formal assignment, or on an ad hoc basis.
• Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either orally or in writing.

Our office is conveniently located across from the King Street Metro station in historic Old Town Alexandria, VA.