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Voice of Your Profession

ASCENT works side by side with other organizations and governmental agencies to benefit your practice. ASCENT proactively interacts on behalf of our membership and the ENT industry with Congress, federal agencies, state legislative and regulatory bodies, and we educate members about regulatory and industry developments that may create challenges or opportunities for their businesses.


Resources - When You Need Them

ASCENT has more than 3,000 policies & procedures, booklets, plans, and customizable forms available to you under the members-only tab of this website. Members also have access to the Discussion Forums to ask questions, share ideas and respond to fellow professionals with your expertise and advice. ASCENT also offers a plethora of resources and manuals available at special discounted member pricing.


Expand Your Network

Do you need to find a colleague in your state or someone with your same EMR system? Are you new to the industry and looking for advice from a seasoned professional? ASCENT offers networking opportunities galore! Peer-to-peer networking opportunities allow ASCENT members to enhance their understanding of practice trends and find solutions to their professional challenges.


Industry News and Information

Members receive the weekly ASCENT eNewsletter, packed with association and ENT news, as well as legislative alerts when announcements that affect otolaryngology are made. The monthly ENT Voice advocacy-based newsletter provides quick, digestible updates regarding regulatory information, reimbursement, legislative issues, and more.


Membership Benefits

Continuing Education

ASCENT educates thousands of ENT business professionals annually through continuing education opportunities:

  • More than 25 live webinars yearly and a library of more than 200 webinar recordings.
  • Annual Educational Conference, a live three-day conference filled with more than 18 hours of educational offerings and networking opportunities.


Tools for the Office and Staff

We know that finding time to educate staff is a difficult but important part of your business. ASCENT has several tools and resources at discounted pricing to make your job more efficient and effective:

  • AOA University training modules on topics such as Bloodborne Pathogens, Fraud & Abuse Compliance, Basic Finance, and more!
  • ENT-specific Salary and Benchmarking Surveys to ensure your practice is on target
  • ASCENT Resource Manual, a one-stop resource for all things practice management
  • and many more!


Industry-Specific Certification

The Certification in Otolaryngology Practice Management (COPM) is the only certification specific to ENT. The COPM exam is a knowledge-based test that examines six core areas related directly to otolaryngology practice management. Take the step to advance your career through our Pathway to Certification to demonstrate your commitment to the profession and lifelong learning.

Join ASCENT today!


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