We modified his methodology in order to estimate the number of otolaryngologists
that would be required if staffing ratios of staff model HMOs were used to determine otolaryngology work force requirements.
The reason for the large exclusion rate is that the database included every otolaryngologist
who had ever been board-certified since 1925, almost half of whom were deceased or no longer practicing.
New guidelines for follow-up care of children with tympanostomy tubes call for otolaryngologists
to do an initial follow-up examination within a month to check for tube patency and function, and plan for management of future otitis media.
However, the decision to offer online diagnosis, treatment, and hearing aid distribution for hearing-impaired patients has raised major concerns among otolaryngologists
are not willing to review cases (even for the plaintiff), the cases will not simply disappear.
If we can remember our mission of working for the best ear, nose, and throat care in treating patients, training residents, collaborating with colleagues, and working within our Academy, we should be able to find the correct balance between the general otolaryngologist
and the subspecialist and minimize controversy in our own specialty.
In 2006, I developed a survey, the Academic Otolaryngologist
Survey, to look at changes in practice patterns as they pertain to the practice of otolaryngology in academic settings.
Even acute care surgeons are likely to consult with an otolaryngologist
for serious problems in the head and neck.
This new society was established by a group of otolaryngologists
who recognize that our fast-growing older population is subject to a number of disorders of interest to the practitioners of our specialty.
In this example, if the otolaryngologist
has the appropriate software, it will immediately recognize the reimbursement problem and assign it to a "hold status" work file for further action.
Perhaps a few of us have the talent to write some good screenplays and create a hit series about an admirable otolaryngologist
, but for those of us with less writing talent, at the very least we should become involved with the political process, both monetarily and personally.
received payments of $56,182 for 877 encounters for an average of $64 per encounter.