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Third osteopathic certifying board replaces its high-stakes recertification exam

The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AOBOG) recently launched a new online exam process for Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) Component 3. This longitudinal assessment format leverages technology to deliver assessment items and questions relevant to OB-GYN scope of practice at prescribed intervals. ‘A great improvement’ “Many of AOBOG’s diplomates are excited about the convenience … Read More

AOA Staff

11.15.19

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America’s frontline physicians: joint policies to reduce death and disease related to tobacco products and e-cigarette epidemic

On behalf of the more than 597,000 physicians and medical students represented by the combined memberships of the following organizations, we adopt the following principles regarding policies to reduce death and disease related to the use of tobacco products and to address the recent epidemic in youth use of e-cigarettes. American Academy of Family Physicians … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.11.19

The DO

5 ways to get more of your modifier 25 claims approved

Insurers are increasingly rejecting claims submitted with modifier 25. Fortunately, physicians can take concrete steps to increase their odds of getting these claims approved.

The DO

11.11.19

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Be a champion for osteopathic medicine! Register to attend DO Day on Capitol Hill, March 17-18

Registration is now open for DO Day on Capitol Hill, the premier osteopathic event of the year. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage lawmakers on legislation vital to the practice and principles of osteopathic medicine.

AOA Staff

11.06.19

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Researchers say elite-level video gaming requires new protocols in Sports Medicine

CHICAGO—November 4, 2019— Across the U.S. the esports athlete is a rising class of competitor in the highest collegiate and professional arenas. According to researchers in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, the field of sports medicine needs to catch up in order to address these players’ particular needs. Well beyond casual gamers, esport … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.05.19

The DO

6 ways to reduce doctor burnout at the systemic level

New National Academy of Medicine report urges health care organizations, educators and entities to address clinician burnout.

The DO

11.04.19

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