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August 2014

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Medicare Payment Data Release Concerns Some Otolaryngologists

When CMS released a massive amount of data pertaining to how much physicians are paid through Medicare, otolaryngologists at Albany ENT & Allergy Services in New York discussed the process and its implications, including the attention focused on an ophthalmologist in Florida who had been paid $21 million in 2012. The practice also reviewed its own Medicare payment data, and neither the group nor any of its seven physicians was an outlier. ...

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment Covered at Sleep Meeting

MINNEAPOLIS—Sleep professionals gathered here at SLEEP 2014, the 28th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), held May 31–June 4, enjoyed more than 90 clinical and scientific sessions. The APSS is a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. Here are highlights from a few of the sessions. ...

 

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Special Announcements

Take the ABOto Advanced Pediatric Otolaryngology Survey

The American Board of Otolaryngology is seeking input on the concept of subcertification in Advanced Pediatric Otolaryngology.

TRIO Best Practice Summaries Now Available

In 2009, the Triological Society launched its Best Practice series, published in The Laryngoscope. TRIO Best Practice summaries are brief, structured reviews designed to provide the busy clinician with a handy outline and reference for day-to-day clinical decision making. Since many Laryngoscope readers have found the Best Practice series very informative, the Triological Society is sharing this information with ENTtoday readers. 

 

Meeting Calendar

Meeting of the European Academy of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

September 14-17 - Nice, France

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting and Oto Expo

September 21-24 - Orlando, Fla.

Cytomegalovirus Public Health & Policy Conference

September 26-27 - Salt Lake City, Utah

American Academy for Oral Systemic Health Annual Scientific Session

September 26-28 - St. Louis, Mo.

Endoscopic Ear Surgery Cadaver Course

October 6-7 - Glasgow, Scotland

The Western States Rhinology Course

October 16-18 - Sonoma, Calif.

Northeast Ohio Pediatric ENT Update

October 17 - Akron, Ohio

Midwest Airway Course

October 17-18 - Cincinnati, Ohio

Mayo Clinic’s State of the Science Symposia

October 22-26 - Phoenix, Ariz.

Fall Voice Conference

October 23-25 - San Antonio, Texas

Hair Transplant 360 Workshop

October 23-26 - St. Louis, Mo.

Pan American Congress of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

October 26-29 - Cartagena, Colombia

 

 

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