Healthcare Reform

Federal Legislative Advocacy

The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is committed to the enactment of legislation that will strengthen the delivery of, and access to, quality healthcare in the United States.  To that end, the AAO-HNS urges Membe

Position Statement: Choice of Physicians

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery strongly supports, as being in the public interest, the establishment of reimbursement plans by third-party payers that promote the patient's freedom of choice of physicians among all appro

Position Statement: Evidence Based Medicine

Evidence based medicine (EBM) (or more appropriately termed Evidence Based Practice) is an approach to the practice of healthcare comprised of the synthesis of the best available evidence from the biomedical literature with the clinical expertise of

Position Statement: Policy on Quality Measures

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.

ICD-10 Coding Resources

American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery ICD-10 resource center.

ENT Advocate 6-7-2013

June 7, 2013Lead StoryStart Planning Your Practice's 4th of July Visit – We Can Help! From June 29 – July 7, Members of Congress will be in their states for a district work period.

ENT Advocate 6-21-2013

June 21, 2013Lead Story:Important Changes to State Advocacy Activities As part of its strategic planning and budgeting process, the AAO-HNS will no longer be tracking state legislation on a daily basis.

ENT Advocate 8-2-2013

August 2, 2013 Special Note: Due to the Congressional recess/district work period during the month of August, the next edition of The ENT Advocate will be released on September 6.

ENT Advocate 9-20-2013

September 20, 2013Lead Story:CBO Estimates SGR Repeal Bill to Cost $175 Billion Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a report detailing its analysis of the House Energy & Commerce Committee's bill (H.R.