AAOMS Advocacy and Position Statements
Reports or guidelines issued by the AAOMS expressing the association’s position on various issues.
- AAOMS Definition of "Medical Necessity"
- AAOMS Position Paper on Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
- AAOMS White Paper on Third Molar Data
- Evaluation and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Office-Based Anesthesia Provided by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
- White Paper on Evidence-Based Third Molar Surgery
- Utilization of Established Data Transaction Standards
The AAOMS Committee on Governmental Affairs has developed the following white papers which may be helpful to state societies dealing with advocacy activity involving these issues impacting the specialty.
- AAOMS Essentials of OMS
- AAOMS Policy on Dental Midlevel Providers
- AAOMS Position on Cosmetic Surgery Taxes
- Advocacy White Paper on Prescription Drug Abuse & Prevention
- Anatomical and Degree of Provider Discrimination
- Antitrust Reform
- Balance Billing
- The Provision of OMS Services
- Timely Insurance Reimbursement
- Uncompensated Care
The following statements summarize procedures to be followed in the management and treatment of patients presenting for oral and maxillofacial surgery. The AAOMS Recommended Criteria for Orthognathic Surgery provides recommendations based on through review of available literature and the consensus opinion of the AAOMS. The AAOMS Guidelines to Evaluation and Impairment establishes recommended method of measuring and evaluating permanent impairments of the oral and maxillofacial region. All statements are useful tools with communicating to payers, patients, and other healthcare professionals.
- AAOMS Recommended Criteria for Orthognathic Surgery
- AAOMS Guidelines to Evaluation of Impairment of the Oral and Maxillofacial Region
The series of Clinical Condition Statements summarize the indications to care of various procedures and conditions as published in the AAOMS Parameters of Care.
The series of AAOMS Coding Papers have been developed and maintained by the AAOMS Committee on Healthcare and Advocacy. These papers summarize CDT, CPT, and ICD-9 coding guidelines to assist AAOMS members and coding professionals in learning and using each coding system as it relates to certain oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures and conditions.