Quality and Safety

Otology Outcome Tool: THI

Tinnitus Handicap Index (THI) Description Assesses self-reported tinnitus-related handicap Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 25 (N/A) Estimated Completion Time 10-15 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Otology Outcome Tool: GBI

  Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) Description A subjective post-interventional questionnaire especially developed to evaluate any otorhinolaryngological surgery and therapy Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 18 (3) Estimated Completion Time

Laryngology Outcome Tool: PV-RQOL

Pediatric Voice-Related Quality of Life Survey Description Assesses voice changes over time in the pediatric population Targeted Age Pediatrics Items (Domains) 10 Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Head and Neck Surgery Outcome Tool: MDADI

  MD Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI) Description Self-administered questionnaire designed specifically for evaluating the impact of dysphagia on the QOL of patients with head and neck cancer Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 20 (4)

Head and Neck Surgery Outcome Tool: UW-QOL-R4

University of Washington Quality of Life Revised Version 4 (UW-QOL-R4) Description Provides basic quality of life data on the physical, functional, emotional quality of life of the head and neck cancer patient Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains)

CPT for ENT: Septoplasty and Ablation of the Inferior Turbinates on the Same Date of Service

In November 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to change the Correct Coding Institute (CCI) modifier edit for the CPT code pair of 30520 - Septoplasty or submucous resection, with or without cartilage scoring, contour

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee

Committee Charge: Raise awareness within the Academy of patient safety and quality improvement issues.  Provide input to prioritize the development of guidelines and performance measures used to assess and improve the quality of care for otolaryngolo

Research and Quality Opportunities

Our Foundation’s research and quality initiatives empower physicians by developing evidence-based guidance that is updated and refined by feedback from current practice data.

G-I-N Scholars Program

2015 GIN-NYAM meeting (EGAPPS II)New York, NYMarch 2-3, 2015 Get Involved with AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guidelines: 2015 G-I-N Conference Scholars Program Download the Application

Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Leadership: Neil Bhattacharyya, MD (Chair), Reginald F. Baugh, MD (Assistant Chair), Laura Orvidas, MD (Assistant Chair), Richard Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)