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Author: Laura Selby

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Preview HOD materials for the AOA Annual Business Meeting

The AOA’s Annual Business Meeting will take place July 16-22 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel. During the early part of the week—July 17, 18 and 19—the AOA Board of Trustees and other osteopathic affiliate groups will hold meetings. The AOA House of Delegates will convene on July 20, 21 and 22. For … Read More

AOA Staff

07.01.18

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Outpatient Clinic Reduces No-Shows by 34 Percent Amid 13 Percent Increase in Patient Visits

CHICAGO—January 29, 2018—The Elmont Teaching Health Center (ETHC), a community-based health center in Long Island, New York, implemented a program to reduce its patient no-shows in the fourth quarter of 2015. It was successful, achieving a 34 percent decrease, compared to the same quarter in 2014. Physicians and staff at ETHC first surveyed patients in … Read More

AOA Media Team

01.29.18

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American Osteopathic Foundation Selects Chief Executive Officer

​Former Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society leader to build strategy for enhancing osteopathic medicine CHICAGO (Dec. 18, 2017) — Rita Forden was named chief executive officer of the American Osteopathic Foundation, the largest nationwide foundation supporting programs and services that enhance patient care and promote osteopathic medicine. As CEO, Forden will oversee strategy and … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.18.17

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Accreditation Decisions for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

​CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2017–The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its Dec. 1-3, 2017 meeting. Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (Meridian, Idaho) – granted pre-accreditation status with the right to recruit students. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Erie, Pennsylvania; Greensburg, Pennsylvania; and Bradenton, Florida) – … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.18.17

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Research Offers Guidelines to Improve Quality of Care for Patients Who Are Sexual Assault Survivors

​Review in The Journal of The American Osteopathic Association Details Changes to Intake Forms, Protocol for Physician Touch and Communication To Avoid Re-Traumatization  CHICAGO—December 11, 2017—Disclosing personal history of sexual assault and other forms of abuse to a primary care physician can have a profound impact on the patient’s experience in the doctor’s office as … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.11.17

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Coalition Encourages Maintaining Access to Health Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers and Other Proposals to Change Medicaid Benefits, Financing and Cost-sharing: Ensuring Access and Affordability Must Be Paramount Joint principles of the following organizations representing front-line physicians: American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists American College of Physicians American Osteopathic Association American Psychiatric Association … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.08.17

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American Osteopathic Association Names Kristin Belleson Vice President of Affiliate and Membership Services

CHICAGO—December 6, 2017—Kristin Belleson was named vice president of affiliate and membership services by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the professional home of the nation’s more than 129,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students. In her new role, Belleson is charged with driving member value by better aligning AOA products and services to the evolving … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.06.17

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MS Patients Who Adhere to Treatment Have Higher Health Costs–And Better Outcomes

​Study Published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Offers Evidence that Costly Treatments are Effective CHICAGO—November 27, 2017—Researchers examined the insurance claims and medical records of 681 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and found those who adhered to medication schedules had significantly better physical outcomes than patients who did not, although the total … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.27.17

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American Osteopathic Association Names Daniel Williams, DO, Vice President of Certifying Board Services

​CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2017 — Daniel G. Williams, DO, was named vice president of certifying board services by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). As a member of the AOA’s senior management team, Dr. Williams will serve as the leadership contact for the membership organization’s 18 osteopathic certifying boards and the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists, and … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.20.17