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AOA responds to “The View” regarding misleading comments

As the representative body for the nation’s 186,000+ osteopathic physicians and medical students, the AOA works continuously to combat misinformation about osteopathic medicine in the media. AOA leadership recently learned of some misleading comments regarding the DO credentials that were made during the Monday, Nov. 27 episode of “The View.” While discussing a report on … Read More

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In Memoriam: Nov. 1, 2023

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 memberservice@osteopathic.org. You may also view a list of past In Memoriam columns.

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Navigating the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule

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

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Analysis of alternate material Onyx™ for total knee arthroplasty instrumentation sets

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

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To solve the problem of too few clinical rotation sites, leaders in medicine consider business solutions

I remember the first time I noticed it. It was like something huge had just happened and no one seemed to know, all before COVID had even hit. I was eating my lunch in a virtual department meeting, going through the cursory division reports. When we came to medical student rotations, the director noted, “We … Read More

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Listening to our patients: The sounds of an emergency department

The emergency department (ED) is a cacophony of sounds. We have ringing phones, overhead announcements, bleeping monitors, alarms, blaring televisions and people talking. Sometimes folks are yelling. We have babies crying and patients retching. Those of us who work in this chaotic setting learn to tune out the noise. Occasionally, we miss an alarm or … Read More

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