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American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

AAOMS Advocacy and Position Statements

White Papers

Reports or guidelines issued by the AAOMS expressing the association’s position on various issues.

Advocacy Papers

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.

Clinical Resources

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.

The series of Clinical Condition Statements summarize the indications to care of various procedures and conditions as published in the AAOMS Parameters of Care.

Coding Guidance

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.