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.

Policy on Quality Measures

Statement of Principles

Remote Practice of Allergy

The decision to test for allergy should be based on first-hand knowledge gained by an individual history and physical examination. The results of allergy testing must be interpreted in light of these findings.

Policy on Pay for Performance

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Statement of Policy on Pay-for-performance August 31, 2006 Statement of Principles

Reimbursement for Taking Hospital Call

There is a growing crisis in America’s 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.

Use of the Term "Doctor" in Advertising and Patient Communications

With the emergence of the clinical doctorate degree in allied healthcare fields including nursing, audiology, and speech-language pathology, allied healthcare providers who have achieved their doctorate degrees are increasingly using the title of “Do