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LIVE WEBINAR – Medicare Physician Payment Innovation in the Age of COVID-19

June 8, 2020
COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of healthcare delivery and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has responded with a number of flexibilities and waivers. Learn how the public health emergency is impacting payment innovation, and the flexibilities CMS has implemented for Medicare payment models such as Primary Care First, and quality programs such … Read More
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COCA & COVID-19

June 6, 2020
Interruptions of study and compliance with Title IV HEA requirements (Letter from COCA, March 11, 2020) Participation in clinical activities (Letter from the AACOM, March 17, 2020) Interruptions of study (Letter from COCA, March 18, 2020) Early graduation (Letter from COCA Executive Committee, March 26, 2020) COMLEX and testing center closures (COCA Executive Committee, March … Read More
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Joint Statement from AACOM, AOA, COCA and NBOME

June 5, 2020
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) have been working together on numerous challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. One such challenge is balancing the importance of appropriate testing and assessment for evaluation of … Read More
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COVID-19 regulatory updates — June 5

June 5, 2020
COVID-19 regulatory updates for this week are provided below. This was a busy week, with new information coming out on CMS value-based payment models, modifier usage and lab reporting for COVID-19, along with new CDC guidance for clinicians, and additional funding for health care entities. New laboratory data reporting guidance for COVID-19 testing The Department … Read More
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DOs develop DIY guide to create P100 respirator mask with 3D printer

June 5, 2020
Steve Martin, DO, and James R. Latronica, DO, residents at the Clarion Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Clarion, Pennsylvania, have developed an innovative solution to address the worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two DOs created a design for a P100 respirator mask, called the Unity, and … Read More
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AOA Statement Denouncing Racism and Inequality

June 4, 2020
Statement attributable to AOA President Ronald R. Burns, DO, and AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD: The American Osteopathic Association wishes to publicly express our profound sadness in response to the tragic death of George Floyd, and we firmly stand with all who are impacted by systemic racism and inequality. In addition to recognizing the … Read More
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Upcoming webinar June 10: Updating your partnership/shareholder/buy-sell agreements

June 3, 2020
The next AOA/AOIA webinar will be broadcast on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. CT. Consultants are frequently called in when a crisis occurs, for example sudden death, disability, or departure of a physician and to review existing agreements. The buy/sell agreement the doctors signed many years ago may be vague, contain outdated values for … Read More
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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of June 1-5

June 1, 2020
Here are this week’s CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls: CMS “Office Hour Calls” provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, physicians and clinicians to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower local hospitals and healthcare system. Here are the details for this week’s Office Hour Call: Tuesday, June 2 at 5– … Read More
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Accreditation decisions for colleges of osteopathic medicine

May 29, 2020
CHICAGO—May 29, 2020— The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its April 23-25, 2020 meeting. Comprehensive site visits occur at the end of an accreditation cycle. The following comprehensive site visits occurred and were reviewed: • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (Las Cruces, NM) – granted accreditation … Read More
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Training during a pandemic: Advice for this year’s incoming residents

May 29, 2020
“This is … a unique opportunity for our incoming residents to not only learn the way the health care system is going to change, but also to shape and mold it,” says associate program director Tyree Winters, DO.
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