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AOA, ACGME and AACOM usher in new era of single accreditation for graduate medical education

June 30, 2020
CHICAGO, June 30, 2020—The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) join this week to celebrate completion of the successful transition to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education (GME) in the U.S. Under the single accreditation system, the … Read More
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Osteopathic organizations unite to denounce racism and inequality

June 30, 2020
As demonstrations and protests continue to grip communities across our nation, the AOA strongly reaffirms the statement we made on June 4, 2020, expressing solidarity with all who are impacted by systemic racism and inequality. More than 50 affiliate organizations have reached out to voice unified support of the statement, helping to further strengthen and … Read More
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COVID-19 regulatory updates — June 26

June 26, 2020
COVID-19 regulatory updates for the week of June 26 are below, and include news from CMS and HHS. CMS allows providers to opt-out of MIPS Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is allowing providers the option to partially or completely opt-out of all four performance categories of the … Read More
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NCS-ACOFP Annual CME Conference

June 26, 2020
Mark your calendar for the annual NCS-ACOFP CME Conference at the beautiful Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC.
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5 things to know about C. diff

June 26, 2020
To help physicians across all specialties better understand this increasingly common infection, the AOA has sponsored a three-module CME course, which provides updated recommendations regarding the proper procedures for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of C. diff. Hear from a C. diff expert on why it’s so important for all physicians to be familiar with it.
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The AOA welcomes 2020 DO graduates to the profession

June 24, 2020
The AOA celebrates you, 2020 osteopathic medical school graduates. We’re so proud to have you as colleagues. Welcome to a community of over 120,000 physicians.  Leaders across the osteopathic profession shared words of wisdom with the newest group of freshly minted DOs. To see each of their messages in full, scroll through the videos … Read More
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AOA letter to Congress sharing policy recommendations on behalf of physicians and patients

June 22, 2020
This letter calls on Congress to preserve patient access to care both during the COVID-19 pandemic and after, and provide additional financial support to physicians so that they will be able to continue providing quality patient care. A copy of the letter is below: June 17, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States … Read More
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DOs celebrate Men’s Health Week 2020

June 22, 2020
In celebration of Men’s Health Week 2020, six osteopathic physicians collaborated with the AOA to share activities, tips and exercises to stay physically and mentally healthy. Each of these Men’s Health Minutes is embedded below from YouTube, and can also be found on the AOA’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Jed Ballard, DO, shows you … Read More
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AOA announces CME policy changes due to COVID-19

June 18, 2020
Recognizing the significant burden placed on physician practices by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees has approved the following policy changes for the 2019-2021 CME cycle. At the end of the 2019-21 CME cycle, up to 15 AOA category 1-B credits will be converted to AOA category 1-A credits on … Read More
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COVID-19 regulatory updates — June 18

June 18, 2020
COVID-19 regulatory updates for this week are provided below, including a new visual resource on the Provider Relief Fund timeline from HHS, drug efficacy updates from the FDA, and a PPE Burn Rate calculator from the CDC. COVID-19: Lessons from the Front Lines Call — June 19 On Friday, June 19, from 12:30 p.m. to … Read More
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