Plagued by annual increases in health-care premiums for their employees that regularly reach double digits, some US companies are exploring the role of consumer-directed health care with the goal of fostering healthier workers who are more accountable for their own health, thereby reducing the costs of company-provided health insurance.
ENTtoday: August 2006
Endoscopic sinus surgery is an approach commonly used by otolaryngologists–head and neck surgeons, but for what indications is it the best technique to use—and how has its use evolved over the years?
Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is considered one of the most complex and difficult-to-diagnose manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Dr. Gentile uses an approach called multimodality aesthetic skin rejuvenation that takes into consideration both the number of different treatment modalities available and recovery time intolerance.
Survey of otologists reveals differences of opinion on treatment, surgery for otosclerosis with vertigo
In this corner, cold tonsillectomy. And in the opposite corner, hot tonsillectomy.
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is a common treatment for allergic rhinitis in Europe, and allergists in the United States are becoming increasingly interested in this form of therapy.
Important aspects of coding and reimbursement for otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons-including some controversial coding issues-were covered in the American Rhinologic Society (ARS)’s Patient Advocacy Panel here at the 2006 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM).
Otolaryngologists agree with their fellow physicians who prescribe drugs-pharmaceutical companies have no business buying or using information on how and when they prescribe particular drugs, nor do they want to be confronted by pharmaceutical company representatives in their office about why they do or don’t prescribe that company’s products.
Obviously, there are times when a trip to the operating room is the only option, but more and more physicians are finding that more and more screening, diagnostic, and minimally invasive procedures are best performed in the office setting.