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View the AOA’s latest Osteopathic Medical Profession Report

The Osteopathic Medical Profession (OMP) Report, produced by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), tracks expansion and growth within the osteopathic medical profession and examines current demographics and trends related to DOs and osteopathic medical students. This past year, the number of osteopathic physicians in the U.S. climbed to nearly 135,000—an 80% increase over the past … Read More

AOA Staff

07.21.21

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Osteopathic medicine in the news

Expert physician sources weigh in on the news of the day, as well as contribute research and perspective. If you are interested in being featured as an expert physician source in content produced by respected news outlets, please email pr@osteopathic.org. Where possible, we will try to match your expertise with the needs of the media.

The DO Staff

07.16.21

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CMS Releases Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for 2022

On July 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule updating payment and regulatory changes for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for calendar year (CY) 2022.  The proposed rule includes several new proposals authorized under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.  It also addresses changes to the Quality … Read More

AOA Staff

07.16.21

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Earn up to 19 hours of CME with new AOA self-study courses in a variety of specialties

The AOA is pleased to announce a new way to earn CME on your own time and at your own pace. Check out our lineup of on-demand OMED 2020 self-study courses.

AOA Staff

06.03.21

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AOA statement on physician-led care, Physician Assistant title change and non-physician clinician use of the title ‘Doctor’

Position Statement: The American Osteopathic Association calls for truth in advertising, intellectual honesty and transparency with the use of professional designations of non-physician clinicians in service of the public interest. We also call for organized, collaborative discussions among stakeholder organizations in the Physician, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Physician Assistant communities to find common ground … Read More

AOA Staff

05.28.21

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DO leads University of Chicago military-civilian trauma training program

Lt. Col. Timothy Plackett, DO, MPH, is leading a program that trains Army medical personnel while providing critical care to patients at University of Chicago Medicine. The program provides Army personnel serving on forward resuscitative surgical teams with the opportunity to sharpen and maintain their clinical skills. They work at leading trauma centers across the … Read More

The DO Staff

05.27.21

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