A subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group has launched an online hearing test and a line of lower-cost hearing devices that are generating alarm about patient safety among otolaryngologists.
ENTtoday: March 2012
A standardized checklist and transfer protocol can reduce errors during patient handoffs following surgical or interventional procedures.
A 27.4 percent Medicare cut was scheduled to begin Mar. 1.
In mid-February, the Joint Commission introduced a new online tool meant to help combat inconsistencies in the surgical time out process.
Does smoking prevent sinus surgery from making patients feel better? Over the years, evidence and expert opinion have varied on this topic. As a result, some surgeons refuse to provide endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for active smokers, while others will operate because they believe surgery improves quality of life.
Leaving a medical practice is never an easy decision. As you plan your exit strategy, be aware of these issues and address them proactively with your employer.
Otolaryngologists may be wondering for a bit longer what their next step should be now that HHS has delayed the October 2013 implementation of the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases coding system (ICD-10).
Five health care apps for mobile devices and tablets available to patients
Does bevacizumab delivered as a submucosal and topical intranasal therapy effectively control hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT)-associated epistaxis?
What is the long-term effectiveness of palatal implants as a treatment for primary snoring?
Does the use of the temporoparietal fascia free flap (TPFF) for pharyngeal closure reinforcement reduce the incidence of pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) in the salvage setting?
Is neck dissection required routinely in the management of node-positive head and neck squamous cancer after definitive radiation therapy or chemoradiation therapy?
Does reconstructive surgery result in measureable improvement in quality of life and function in the setting of mandibular osteoradionecrosis?