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New Audiology Legislation Seeks 'Physician' Status

An audiology "kitchen sink" bill (H.R. 5304) was introduced in Congress last week.

HHS Issues Rule Finalizing October ICD-10 Compliance Date

On July 31, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule finalizing October 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for healthcare providers, health plans and healthcare clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10.

World Congress on Larynx Cancer 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 4:00pm
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 6:00pm

Coding and Reimbursement Workshop

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:00am
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:45pm

Coding and Reimbursement Workshop

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:00am
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 3:45pm

Academy Summarizes Impact of CMS 2015 Proposed Policies on the Otolaryngology Community

Rules and policies summarized from the 2015 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that are specific to Otolaryngology include: transitioning all 10- and 90-day global codes to 0-day global codes, identifying approximately 65 codes as "potentially

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Template Appeal Letters and Advocacy Statements

In order to assist with your reimbursement needs the Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery has created template letters and advocacy statements (otherwise known as blanket statements) to assist members with denials on specific procedures.

Institute of Medicine Releases Important Report on the Future of Graduate Medical Education

Current and future surgical shortages will fail to meet the needs of patients limiting access to careWASHINGTON, DC – Today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report, Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs, containing