Statement of PrinciplesThe American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is committed to advancing the practice of high quality, cost-effective health care for otolaryngology and head and neck surgery patients.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) believes that quality care, access to care and positive health outcomes must be the primary goal of any physician reimbursement system.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head And Neck Surgery, Inc. agrees with the policy of the American Medical Association that surgeons should be allowed to do all procedures for which they are qualified by training and experience.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. recognizes that the advisability of surgery or other specific therapy can be a matter of opinion. It reaffirms the traditional right of the patient's freedom of choice.
Otolaryngologists use a variety of safe and efficacious techniques and instruments to perform tonsil and adenoid surgery. Based on available data, the AAO-HNS does not find that one technique or instrument is clearly superior.
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Statement of Policy on Pay-for-performanceAugust 31, 2006Statement of PrinciplesThe American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) believes that quality care, access to care
There is a growing crisis in Americas hospitals because of a shortage of both otolaryngologists and other on-call specialists. This crisis causes delays in patient care and may impact the quality of care provided to patients.