Otolaryngologists who provide computed tomography (CT) imaging are being urged to apply before summer to ensure their compliance with the 2008 Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) accreditation requirement.
Article: Otolaryngologist Pioneers New Practice Model: Dr. Russell heralds hospitalist role as others ponder the concept's staying power
On July 1, after five years in the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, most recently as chief resident, Matthew Russell, MD, is joining the faculty there as an assistant professor. Normally, that career arc is not nationally noteworthy.
Letters to the Editor: Letters: Taking the Lead on Safety
I read with great interest the article published in the December 2010 issue of ENT Today, “Safety Net: With violence on the rise, otolaryngologists implement prevention strategies”. Physician safety in the workplace is still largely ignored and your article serves to further awareness of the problem. I thank you for providing this forum.
Practice Management: Happy Patients, Happy Doctors: Patient satisfaction surveys will become an important part of your practice
When Kevin Watson joined Colorado Otolaryngology Associates, PC, as administrator nearly two years ago, the Colorado Springs practice wasn’t asking patients about their care experience in a systematic fashion. “They had done some patient surveys, but it was all hard copy and they hadn’t received a great response,” he said.
Health Policy: New Ways to Deliver Care: The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation promises cost-cutting ideas
One of the most common criticisms of the 2010 health care reform law is that it doesn’t do enough to reduce health care costs. Richard Gilfillan, MD, however, begs to differ.
Legal Matters: Purchase Options: Review these ownership provisions before signing your employment agreement
Physicians who join a medical practice often have the opportunity to purchase an equity interest in the practice after some period of employment with the group, an issue that is usually addressed in the physician’s employment agreement. If you think you may be interested in such a partnership, you should carefully review your employment agreement before signing it. The amount of detail in the employment agreement regarding potential ownership will vary depending on the practice and the negotiating...
Literature Review: Literature Review: A roundup of important recent studies
Larygnopharyngeal Reflux Changes Laryngeal Mucosa; Study Raises Questions about Angioedema Management; Treatment Success Poor for Age-Related Vocal Fold Atrophy; Experience with Robotic Thyroid Surgery in North American Patients; A Look at Transoral Robotic Surgery with Synchronous Neck Dissection; Case Report: Robotic-Assisted Transoral Removal of Submandibular Megalith
Special Report: Closing the Knowledge Gap: New food allergy guidelines provide clarity to some otolaryngologists
Ronald A. Simon, MD, often illustrates a major food allergy misconception by showing a “Peanuts” cartoon of a bleary-eyed Snoopy lying atop his doghouse. “I think I’m allergic to morning,” Snoopy says.