A Position Statement (formerly known as a “policy statement”) is used to designate a statement, policy, or declaration of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, and Foundation (AAO-HNS/F) on a particular topic or topics. Statements are created to formalize the AAO-HNS/F position on a clinical procedure or medical service with third party payers, for use in state and federal regulatory or advocacy efforts, or to clarify the AAO-HNS/F approval or disapproval of certain practices in medicine.
If you would like the Academy to consider drafting a Position Statement on a particular topic or are interested in revising an existing Position Statement, please submit details about the topic and your concerns at [email protected]. Academy staff will route your message to the appropriate Committee Chair(s) for consideration.
If you are interested in drafting a new Position Statement, please review the guidance document.
For additional details on the definition and purpose of Position Statements in comparison to other resources like Clinical Practice Guidelines, please see the AAO-HNS/F Guidance Documents.
After an extensive review process by Academy Committees and the Physician Payment Policy (3P) Workgroup, the Executive Committee recently approved the following position statements:
- Pediatric Otolaryngology Reaffirmed 2/13/2021
- Hearing Aids Updated 2/13/2021
- Ranitidine New 11/10/2020
- Cochlear Implants Updated 11/10/2020
- Evaluation Prior to Hearing Aid Fitting Updated 11/10/2020
- Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery Updated 8/11/2020
- Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Updated 8/11/2020
- Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis and Gardasil Vaccination New 7/14/2020
- Evidence-Based Medicine Revised 6/9/2020
- Communicable Diseases Revised 6/9/2020
- International Surgical Sleep Society COVID-19 Adult and Pediatric Practice Guidelines New 5/12/2020
- Essential Pediatric Hearing Evaluation and the COVID-19 Pandemic New 5/12/2020
- Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Candidacy New 4/15/2020
- Scope of Radiologic Training and Interpretation of Paranasal Imaging by Otolaryngologists New 4/15/2020
- Tracheotomy Recommendations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Revised 4/2/2020
- Otolaryngologists and the COVID-19 Pandemic New 3/23/2020