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Osteopathic medical students may be graduating early to fight COVID-19

CHICAGO—March 30, 2020—To allow states to expand their physician workforce during this critical time, the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), which accredits the nation’s 38 osteopathic medical schools, will allow colleges of osteopathic medicine to offer early graduation to certain medical students in their fourth year to increase the health care … Read More

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03.31.20

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CMS accelerates advance payments for Medicare providers and suppliers to combat COVID-19

On March 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program for Medicare participating health care providers and suppliers, to ensure they have the resources needed to combat COVID-19. This program expansion, which includes changes from the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) … Read More

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03.30.20

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AOA names Ross Zafonte, DO, new Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

CHICAGO—March 27, 2020—The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the national professional membership organization for more than 151,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students, announces that Ross Zafonte, DO, has been named the next Editor-in-Chief of its peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA). The JAOA was established in September 1901 and is the … Read More

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03.27.20

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Osteopathic affiliate letter on support for non-profits in CARE Act

This letter requests that Congress provides relief for nonprofits and other tax-exempt healthcare organizations in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. A copy of the letter is below: March 23, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House United States House of Representatives 1236 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The … Read More

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03.24.20

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Comment period now open for proposed changes to Handbook of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists

The proposed changes will remain posted for review and open comment for a period of 45 days. Submitted comments will be shared with the BOS and made available to the AOA Board of Trustees and/or the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees.

AOA Staff

03.24.20

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AOA letter to Congress requesting attention to PPE shortage and medical leave for health care workforce

This letter calls on Congress to address the shortage of PPE for physicians and the need to provide health care professionals with paid sick leave during COVID-19. A copy of the letter is below: March 22, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House United States House of Representatives 1236 Longworth House Office Building … Read More

AOA Staff

03.23.20

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