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Bonus Topics of High Relevance

We have created opportunities during the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience for late-breaking updates on topics of critical importance to otolaryngologists and their patients. The most current information will be available for our attendees delivered via these “bonus sessions” throughout the meeting.

Reg-entSM: Quality and Outcomes, Your Ticket for Success in New Payment Models
8:30-9:30 am
Sunday, October 7
GWCC, Building B, Level 5, Thomas B. Murphy Ballroom 1

Expect high attendance at the late-breaking bonus sessions offered at the Annual Meeting.

The AAO-HNS has been working aggressively over the last two years to create a clinical data registry that will help provide its members from all practice settings the tools they need to participate in successor payment and practice models. Since Reg-ent debuted to AAO-HNS membership in 2016, the AAO-HNSF’s goal has been to define and measure quality for the otolaryngology specialty. As Phase II of the Reg-ent registry begins, the potential exists to achieve that goal in the near future. Attend this Panel Presentation featuring James C. Denneny III, MD, Sandeep Agate, CEO, FIGmd Center of Excellence, and Jean Brereton, MBA to learn more.

FDA Perspective on OSA: A Growth Area for Otolaryngology
8:45-9:45 am
Monday, October 8
GWCC, Building B, Room 408

This spring, the Academy participated in an FDA-sponsored workshop on “Study Design Considerations for Devices Including Digital Health Technologies for Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Adults.” As a follow-up to the April workshop, we are pleased to offer the Panel Presentation “FDA Perspective on OSA: A Growth Area for Otolaryngology.” This presentation will include a summary of workshop findings, including current status and future opportunities for what may be the largest growth area in otolaryngology over the next five years. Eric A. Mann, MD, PhD, an otolaryngologist working for the FDA in this area, will join other respected leaders in the field to answer questions and share their thoughts on the direction that treatment of sleep-disordered breathing will take over the next few years.

How the CMS Proposed Rule Affects Your Practice and Patients
1:15-2:15 pm
Monday, October 8
GWCC, Building A, Room 302

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its Medicare Physician Payment proposed rule for 2019 in a 1,500-page document on July 12. With a number of proposed changes impacting the specialty, we are pleased to offer a Panel Presentation on “How the CMS Proposed Rule Affects Your Practice and Patients.” A CMS representative is expected to serve on the panel to help review the proposed changes and their effect. Panelists will also be available for questions and answers following the presentation.

How Our Upcoming ENThealth.org Website Will Benefit You and Your Patients
7:30-8:30 am
Tuesday, October 9
GWCC, Building A, Room 307

Finally, you won’t want to miss our presentation “How Our Upcoming ENThealth.org Website Will Benefit You and Your Patients.” At Sunday’s Welcome Ceremony and at this bonus Panel Presentation, we will preview this new patient information website that will strive to be the “trusted source” for patient education materials in otolaryngology. This will include an enhanced “Find an ENT” feature for current and future patients. The new site demonstration may also be viewed at Academy Central in the Registration Hall and at the Portrait Studio in the OTO Experience. While there, you can also have a professional photo taken for the new website.

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