Regulatory and Socioeconomic Advocacy

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What's New!

Obtain timely updates from the Academy on private payers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), other federal agencies, and coding.

 
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Get the most current information on the Medicare program including our advocacy efforts for the specialty.

 
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Private Payer Advocacy

Learn about the Academy's payer advocacy efforts, how you can appeal denials from private payers and much more.

 
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CMS Quality Initiatives

Learn how to earn incentives and avoid penalties in the EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program, E-Prescribing Incentive Program, PQRS, and Value Based Purchasing.

 
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HP Update Archives

As a member benefit, the Health Policy team provides monthly E-Newsletter updates, keeping you up to date on the most current regulatory and payer issues.

 
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Imaging Services

The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery recognizes the importance of quality standards and accreditation for medical imaging and knows that Academy members look to the foundation to provide leadership on this issue. Click for recent advocacy efforts related to reimbursement and coverage of CT imaging services.

 
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Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

Learn about the reimbursement trends and billing practices that the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) plans to monitor in the upcoming year and our analysis of these initiatives.

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Business of Medicine Workshops

Practice Management Workshops

Workshops held in cities nationwide will help otolaryngologists, their staff, and other healthcare professionals code correctly, learn risk reduction strategies, and organize business systems.

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