Quality and Safety

2015 PQRS Quality Measures

Individual Measures:AAO-HNS has identified 30 individual measures that may be applicable for otolaryngologists to report for PQRS.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Tinnitus

Leadership: David E. Tunkel, MD, (Chair), Carol A. Bauer, MD, (Assistant Chair), Gordon H. Sun, MD, MS (Assistant Chair), Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)Guideline Development Group: Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD; Eugene R.

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.

Cochrane Scholars Program

2016 Cochrane ColloquiumSystematic Review Training October 21-25, 2016Seoul, South KoreaSponsored by The AAO-HNS/F leadership and SAGE, publisher of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, have identified a need to train otolaryngologists in the conduc

Value Based Payment Modifier

What is the Value Based Payment Modifier (VM)?The VM program is intended to assess both quality of care furnished, and the cost of that care, under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and pay physicians differentially based on specific program

Research Gaps - Pediatrics

Click to view the research gaps identified in each of these clinical practice guidelines:Polysomnography for Sleep Disordered Breathing Prior to Tonsillectomy in ChildrenTonsillectomy in ChildrenTympanostomy Tubes in Children

National Quality Data

Read national reports describing trends as well as healthcare quality assessment. Rand Corporation (institution specializing in research and analysis) report on health disparities “The First National Report Card on Quality of Health Care in America”

Improving Communication with Your Patients

Improving Communication with Your PatientsCultural Diversity in Healthcare: Provides information about books, workshops, case studies and links to other websites on cultural diversity in the healthcare setting.DiversityRx: Provides information about

Basic Quality Improvement Tools

If you are looking for quality improvement tools to implement in your practice, the following are useful places to start.Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Offers ready-to-use tools to measure and improve the quality of the healthcare

How is Quality Defined?

Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, and Pay-for-PerformanceIn Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls on all healthcare organizations, professional groups, and private and public pu