The Regent website (entnet.org/regent) includes a sign-up portal with a payment module, new contracts, and a simple procedure for signing up, executing a contract, and verifying membership. The cost is $295 per year in addition to a $250 application fee.
Jim Denneny, MD, CEO of the AAO-HNS, said he expects the registry to have wide appeal. “We were looking at ways to provide the tools for people practicing in all venues, whether you’re academic, small practice, private practice, large practice,” he said.
Above all else, he hopes the data in the registry will help the Academy and its members define what it means to deliver quality healthcare, which is crucial in the new payment landscape of medicine in the United States. “One main goal is to be the definers of quality for our specialty, rather than to have insurance dictate it,” said Dr. Denneny. “With the data and information we can get from a registry, we can actually influence that greatly.”