Quality and Safety

Value Based Payment Modifier

What is the Value Based Payment Modifier (VM)?

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 Children Tonsillectomy in Children Tympanostomy Tubes in Children

National Quality Data

Read national reports describing trends as well as healthcare quality assessment. 

Improving Communication with Your Patients

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

Basic Quality Improvement Tools

If you are looking for quality improvement tools to implement in your practice, the following are useful places to start.

How is Quality Defined?

Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, and Pay-for-Performance

Ambulatory Procedures

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) recognizes the existence of lists of surgical procedures that may be appropriately performed in an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) setting.

Medical Use of Cocaine

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. considers cocaine to be a valuable anesthetic and vasoconstricting agent when used as part of the treatment of a patient by a physician.

Quality in Otolaryngology

Patient safety and medical errors have received a great deal of attention since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report, “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System” in November of 1999.  The report stated that as many as 98,000 pat

Improving Patient Safety and Reducing the Risk of Error

Basic Quality Improvement Tools If you are looking for quality improvement tools to implement in your practice, the following are useful places to start.

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