Quality in Practice

Research & Quality Measurement

Evidence-based products developed by otolaryngologists for otolaryngologists are needed for our specialty to meet the demands of payers, accrediting bodies, and maintenance of certification and licensure programs, so that our members can succeed in the changing healthcare marketplace. As otolaryngologists–head and neck surgeons we must engage in creating and implementing clinically valid quality measures and take the lead in defining what “quality care” means for our specialty. Please take the time out to view our resources applicable to you and your practice.

Reg-ent℠

The Reg-ent registry harnesses the power of data to guide the best ENT care. While Reg-ent’s main focus is towards quality improvement and patient outcomes, it also serves as the foundation for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting, measures development, research, and will contribute to members meeting Maintenance of Certification requirements.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

These multidisciplinary clinical practice guidelines were developed by the AAO-HNSF. As defined by the Institute of Medicine, Clinical Practice Guidelines are “statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options.” Guidelines are one way of increasing implementation of evidence into practice. They can serve as a guide to best practices, a framework for clinical decision making, and a benchmark for evaluating performance.

AAO-HNSF Endorsed Measures

Evidence-based products developed by otolaryngologists for otolaryngologists are needed for our specialty to meet the demands of payers, accrediting bodies, and maintenance of certification and licensure programs, so that our members can succeed in the changing healthcare marketplace. As otolaryngologists–head and neck surgeons we must engage in creating and implementing clinically valid quality measures and take the lead in defining what “quality care” means for our specialty.

Expert Consensus Statements

These Expert Consensus Statements (ECS) were developed by the AAO-HNSF. ECS reflect opinions synthesized from an organized group of experts into a written document. ECS should reflect the expert views of a panel of individuals who are well-versed on the topic of interest while carefully examining and discussing the scientific data available. They are not to be confused with a formal evidence review and are not developed in accordance with clinical practice guidelines. Additionally, consensus statements are not intended as legal documents or a primary source of detailed technical information.

CORE Grants

The Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) grants program is a collaboration of several societies, foundations, and industry supporters focused on providing support for research in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

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