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Access House of Delegates materials for the AOA Annual Business Meeting

View resolutions, meeting agendas, itineraries and lodging information for the AOA’s Annual Business Meeting, held July 16-22 in Chicago.

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Proposed CMS Physician Fee Schedule could cut paperwork and payments

The 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule would apply a single payment rate system for Level 2-5 office and outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) visits in exchange for reduced documentation requirements, according to an AOA public policy analysis of the recently released 1,400-page draft rule.

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Researchers identify model for reducing binge drinking in college students

CHICAGO—July 16, 2018—Researchers found the secret to getting college students to drink responsibly is convincing them it will quickly improve their health, relationships and grades. However, sustaining responsible drinking behavior takes a comprehensive set of supports, according to a new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers surveyed nearly 300 college students … Read More

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Come together! Join thousands of DOs at OMED, Oct. 5-9 in San Diego

Get ready for five days of inspiration, connection and medical education at OMED 18, set for Oct. 5-9 in San Diego. Hear from dynamic speakers, network, collaborate and celebrate alongside thousands of like-minded DOs and osteopathic medical students.

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A new direction: What you need to know about switching specialties during residency

Changing residency programs is possible, but the process for switching specialties can be difficult and confusing. Here’s where to start.

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#MeToo in medicine: Docs who are sexually harassed struggle to report behavior, survey suggests

The #MeToo movement has sparked a national dialogue on sexual harassment in the workplace, giving a voice to victims in many fields, including health care. A new survey from Medscape finds both female and male docs are harassed on the job, and more than half of the victims do not report the incidents.

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