I had the great pleasure to see “Barbie” for the first time on a big screen in Cape Town, South Africa. I was traveling with my sister, and we thought it would be fun and interesting to see a movie about a quintessentially American toy in an international theater. While waiting in line to take … Read More
Fluoroscopic injection through the rotator cuff interval (RCI) is a common technique for diagnostic arthrography and therapeutic intervention. Ultrasound approaches through the RCI have been less commonly studied, but there is a growing body of literature.
The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Exam (COMLEX) Level 1 transitioned from a numeric scoring system to a Pass/Fail designation in 2022. This transition intended to decrease stress, improve medical student well-being, and encourage residency program directors to emphasize other aspects of residency applications. Pass/Fail score transitions … Read More
The following list of recently deceased osteopathic physicians includes links to obituaries and online memorials if they’re available. Readers can notify the AOA of their deceased colleagues by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also view a list of past In Memoriam columns.
On Nov. 2, CMS issued the CY2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, which includes updates to physician payment policies, the Quality Payment Program (QPP), and the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The AOA has prepared a detailed summary to help physicians prepare for changes that will take effect in 2024, including: Discussion of overall payment changes … Read More
A 25-pound weight limit is currently set on containerized instrumentation sets by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), in order to reduce strain on the staff and ensure that the sets are not too crowded in order to preserve sterilization and drying of the … Read More