Legislative, political, and health policy activity directly affects our practices and our patients. Read below to stay up-to-date on the current issues affecting our specialty.
Legislative Priorities for the 117th Congress
The AAO-HNS is advocating on several priority issues for the specialty at the federal level, including supporting legislation to reduce the burden of prior authorization on physicians and their patients, working to ensure fair Medicare.
Make Your Voice Heard!
The AAO-HNS is committed to assisting Congress in the nation’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and implementing reforms to the Medicare system to ensure patient access and improved outcomes.
Scope of Practice Issues
We are commonly referred to as as ENT Physicians, and we provide hearing-impaired patients with a full medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plans for the hearing disorders. In the context of the hearing healthcare “debate,” otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons are the only healthcare providers with the breadth of training and expertise to treat all aspects of hearing loss.